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Name Portable Compiled Format
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1720
Classification Font
Description Portable Compiled Format (PCF) is a bitmap font format used by X Windows System in its core font system. PCF fonts are usually installed by default on most Uni-based operating systems and are used in terminals such as xterm. It gradually became more widely used than the Glyph Bitmap Distribution (BDF) format but has more recently been superseded by OpenType and TrueType fonts.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 15 Jun 2022
Source description  
Last updated 15 Jun 2022
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