File Type Mac OS X Data Fork Font IconMac OS X Data Fork Font
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average

Standard font format used by Mac OS X; font contents are stored in the data fork part of the file instead of the resource fork (which was used by fonts in Mac OS Classic).

Active system fonts (which can be accessed by all users) must be stored in the /Library/Fonts/ folder. Active user fonts (which can only be accessed by the current user) must be stored in /Users/~username/Library/Fonts/ folder.

DFONT files can be opened by Font Book, or by other Mac OS X programs that access system fonts.

Open With



IconApple Font Book


Updated 2007