There are 13 other file types using
the BDF file extension!

bdf file icon.bdf - Bdiff Bupdate binary update file

bdf file icon.bdf - West Point Bridge designer file

bdf file icon.bdf - Backup definition file

bdf file icon.bdf - Brother BES-100E Embroidery Software

bdf file icon.bdf - E-Mail Detective binary data fragment file

bdf file icon.bdf - NEi Nastran bulk data file

bdf file icon.bdf - Quartus II block design file

bdf file icon.bdf - TXRDWIN X-ray diffraction pattern

bdf file icon.bdf - UNIX font

bdf file icon.bdf - X11 Bitmap Distribution Format

bdf file icon.bdf - MIDAS BDF disk image file

bdf file icon.bdf - SmartWare backup definition file

bdf file icon.bdf - Okino Transfer File Format

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BDF file extension - Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format

What is bdf file? How to open bdf files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

bdf file icon: bdf filetype icon

Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format stores Adobe screen fonts as ASCII.

BDF is an ASCII-based file format used to store Adobe screen fonts as human-readable data. The BDF sister format, ABF, stores the same font data using a binary format.

This format was previously known as the Character Bitmap Distribution Format, but was renamed to the Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format to bring the format's name into agreement with current industry terminology.

The default software associated to bdf file type:

Adobe Creative Suite icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Creative Suite  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Creative Suite is a comprehensive set of professional programs for graphic design, video editing and web development, produced and marketed by Adobe Systems.

The latest release of this product family is Adobe Creative Suite and comes in four different editions, which contain a certain combinations of Adobe products focused in one area.

  • Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard
  • Adobe Creative Suite Design & Web Premium
  • Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium
  • Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection

Important: With 2013, Adobe focuses more on cloud-based solutions and offers Adobe Creative Cloud as the successor to Creative Suite. Creative Cloud uses the new subscription model.


Help how to open BDF files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension BDF:

As far as we know, this .bdf file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .bdf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open bdf file, edit bdf file, convert bdf file, view bdf file, play bdf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the bdf files.

  • Import bdf file
  • Export bdf file
  • Others bdf file

Software that import bdf file - Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for import bdf file action.

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