A dfont file extension is associated with the Mac Data Fork Suitcase Format. A dfont file stores font.

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DFONT file extension - Mac Data Fork Suitcase Format

What is dfont file? How to open dfont files?

File type specification:

Font and typeface file type icon Font and typeface file type

dfont file icon: dfont filetype icon

The dfont file extension is used for a Data Fork Suitcase file format used in Mac OS X (macOS). Data fork suitcases must have the filename extension dfont.

They may optionally be given the file type DFON.

One of the innovations offered by Mac OS X (macOS) is that font suitcases can be completely stored in a file's data fork. All of the resource fork's data is stored in the data fork, which allows more efficient access to font data as well as the ability to copy font suitcases to and from file systems that do not recognize resource forks.

The data fork suitcase format is different from the data fork TrueType font format used by Microsoft Windows. Data fork suitcases contain all of the resources associated with a Macintosh font, including 'FOND' and 'NFNT' resources, which are used with QuickDraw Text.

Updated: September 4, 2018

The default software associated to open dfont file:

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Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

macOS High Sierra (10.13) is including various new features, like digital personal assistant called Siri, new Apple Pay service, iCloud drive, new Messages app, Apple File System a successor of HFS+ and many more.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open:

Use any font viewer to view content of *.dfont files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to toher formats.

Find conversions from dfont file:

dfont to ttf

List of software applications associated to the .dfont file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dfont file, edit dfont file, convert dfont file, view dfont file, play dfont file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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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 dfont files.

Software that open dfont file - Mac Data Fork Suitcase Format

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

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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