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.tfm File Extension

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File type: TeX Font Metric File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .tfm. Files with the file extension .tfm can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .tfm files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .tfm file?

When typesetting Tex and Latex document fonts, the font files that are created through this process are called TFM files. These are files representing Tex font metric differentiating it from TrueType. Font glyphs are not contained in these files because glyphs are saved using PFM and AFM types at a different location. Instead, these TFM files contain the information of the glyphs such as the height and the weight. TFM files are necessary for typesetting Tex and also typset a font from a separate file into Tex file. Since these files contain necessary formation about the glyphs, the creation of TeX's DVI output is possible. TFM files are smaller and compact in size and they can either be generated from TrueType or Adobe Font Metric wherein these programs belong to most bundles of Tex and Latex. The font format known as MF is also used with TFM fles. TFM files can be opened using applications such as TeXworks, MiKTeX,and TeXworks.

how to open a .tfm file?

Launch a .tfm file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .tfm file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .tfm files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .tfm file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .tfm file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .tfm file association errors

applications that open a .tfm file

MiKTeX

MiKTeX

MiKTeX is a typesetting structure for Microsoft Windows that is created by Christian Schenk. It consists of an execution of TeX and a set of related programs, and gives the tools needed to prepare documents using the TeX/LaTeX markup language, as well a simple tex editor, named TeXworks. It features easy installation, having a complete set of additions (programs, styles, fonts…) are available to help users typeset their documents, it has an integrated package manager installs missing components from the Internet, if required; having an Update Wizard helps users to keep its system up-to-date by installing the latest package updates, it has a fast previewer, having well maintained package repository and it is an open source, meaning that users are welcome to redistribute MiKTeX under certain conditions. The name derives from Christian Schenk's log-in, “MiK for Micro-Kid”. It can update itself by downloading new versions of earlier installed components and packages, and it has an easy installation process. Furthermore, it gives the users the option whether they wish to download any packages that have not yet been installed but are demanded by the current document. Present version of MiKTeX is 2.9 and is available at the MiKTeX homepage. Since version 2.7, MiKTeX has maintained for XeTeX, MetaPost and pdfTeX and compatibility with Windows 7; and is presently being ported to GNU/Linux, with a beta version being available for testing.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .tfm files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .tfm. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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