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the AFM file extension!

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AFM file extension - Adobe font metrics

What is afm file? How to open afm files?

File type specification:

Font and typeface file type icon Font and typeface file type

afm file icon: afm filetype icon

The afm file extension is used for Adobe's ASCII-based file format that is used for storing font metric data as human-readable data. The AFM is the standard Adobe font file format.

This format is also known as the Adobe Multiple Font Metrics (AMFM) and Adobe Composite Font Metrics (ACFM) file formats. In fact, AFM, AMFM, and ACFM are actually three variations of the same format.

The afm files contain base or composite font information. One AFM file is used per master design of a font. AMFM files store control and global font information for a group of AFM files. And ACFM files contain the global metrics of the composite font program.

This format is probably still used in Adobe products.

The default software associated to afm 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 AFM files:

AFM files are used for internal purposes of Adobe programs.

How to convert file with extension AFM:

As far as we know, this .afm 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 .afm 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 afm file, edit afm file, convert afm file, view afm file, play afm 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 afm files.

  • Import afm file
  • Others afm file

Software that import afm file - Adobe font metrics

Click on the link to get more information about TTF to PS Type 1 Font Converter for import afm file action.

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