.bdf

File Type 1 Generic IconGlyph Bitmap Distribution Format
File Format Standard (developed by Adobe Systems)
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

ASCII-based font format used on both Macintosh and Windows systems; stores Adobe screen fonts as human-readable data; must be placed in the system Fonts folder in order to be recognized by applications.

BDF files are referenced by programs that access system fonts.

Open With
Windows

IconFontForge

IconFontlab FONmaker

macOS

IconFontForge

Unix

IconFontForge

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Generic IconBinary Data File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Binary data format readable by forensic data analysis programs; used for identifying raw data recovered from blocks of unallocated space on a hard drive.

BDF files are recognized by E-mail Detective, a forensic software program that can extract text and images from AOL email files.

Open With
Windows

IconHot Pepper Technology E-mail Detective

Updated 2007
File Type 3 Generic IconMIDAS BDF Disk Image File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Disk image format used by ESO-MIDAS ( European Southern Observatory-Munich Image Data Analysis System) software; used primarily for storing astronomy data, such as stellar and surface photometry.

Can be read and analyzed on Unix and Open VMS systems using ESO-MIDAS software.

Open With
Unix

IconESO-MIDAS

Updated 2007
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