The FNT file extension is an older extension used to indicate a font file which provides a wide variety of fonts for different types of operating systems. The more recent operating systems describe font files using the OTF, FON, or TTF file extensions. The FNT extension is typically used on operating systems released prior to Windows XP.
The FNT file extension was changed to the OTF, FON, and TTF to provide a more consistent method for printing fonts exactly as they appear on your PC screen. OTF stands for Open Text Font; FON is a font file used with Windows, and TTF stands for TrueType Font. With the older operating systems, FNT files were known for appearing different on the screen than when you printed them in documents and office applications.
FNT files are a file type that contains a wide variety of different fonts which can be used with your PCâ€™s operating system. There are several applications such as Nero which will support the FNT file extension; plus, there are several applications available that will allow you to open and edit FNT files.
How to Open FNT Files
Since FNT files can be supported by multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. FNT files can be created by different applications, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If you use Windows, you can open FNT files with VSoft FontEdit, which is available as a free download on the VSoft website. You can also open FNT files using Microsoft Windows 7 or other font management software that is compatible with Windows. There is a variety of font management software available on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which may help you open FNT files.
If you are looking for a multiplatform application that will open FNT files, you can use FontForge, which is an application that allows you to create your own font styles or edit existing ones. FontForge is an effective tool for opening files that contain the FNT file extension. You can download FontForge for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux at no cost on the FontForge.org website.
Other programs and applications that will open FNT files include IDautomation PDF417 Font and Encoder, DiskFonts, and MCataloguer. All programs are compatible with the Windows operating system and support a wide variety of font styles and formats.
Another option is to convert FNT files to another format using a file conversion program. There are a number of such programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET.
You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion for you. Simply log onto the website, browse for the FNT file, choose the new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.