There are 6 other file types using
the PL file extension!

empty - Harvard palette

empty - Interleaf printerleaf (or WorldView) format file

pl - Perl script language source code

empty - PROLOG language source code file

empty - BRL-CAD 2D and 3D plot file

empty - Fractal Zplot palette

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PL file extension - TeX property list font metric file

What is pl file? How to open pl files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The PL file extension is also used by TeX, a typesetting system designed and mostly written by Donald Knuth. Together with the METAFONT language for font description and the Computer Modern typefaces, it was designed with two main goals in mind: to allow anybody to produce high-quality books using a reasonable amount of effort, and to provide a system that would give the exact same results on all computers, now and in the future. A *.pl file used in Tex contains property list font metric.

The default software associated to open pl file:

TeX Live  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
TeX user groups

TeX Live provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavors of Unix, including GNU/Linux, and also Windows. It includes all the major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts that are free software, including support for many languages around the world.

Help how to open:

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:

As far as we know, this .pl 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 recommended software applications associated to the .pl 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 pl file, edit pl file, convert pl file, view pl file, play pl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with pl file - TeX property list font metric file

Click on the software link for more information about TeX Live. TeX Live uses pl file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).


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