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

empty icon.bdf - Bdiff Bupdate binary update

empty icon.bdf - West Point Bridge designer data

empty icon.bdf - Backup definition data

bdf icon.bdf - Brother BES-100E data

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

empty icon.bdf - NEi Nastran bulk data

empty icon.bdf - Quartus II block design file

empty icon.bdf - TXRDWIN X-ray diffraction pattern

empty icon.bdf - UNIX font

empty icon.bdf - X11 Bitmap Distribution Format

empty icon.bdf - MIDAS BDF disk image

empty icon.bdf - SmartWare backup definition file

empty 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.

This bdf file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open bdf file:

Adobe Creative Suite icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe 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:

Use compatible tools to work with *.bdf files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

Find conversions from bdf file:

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Find converter to bdf file type:

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List of software applications associated to the .bdf file extension

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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).

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Software that import bdf file - Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format

Programs supporting the exension bdf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for import bdf file action.

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