What is a .TTF File And How To Open It – Apple

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ttf extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .ttf file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .TTF file?

The file extension .TTF is TrueType Font. The development of this file was done by Apple. The file is a font related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .ttf file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .TTF file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .TTF file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .TTF file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ttf file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the FontExplorer X Pro software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use FontForge and FontExplorer X Pro software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TTF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FontExplorer X Pro software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TTF file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ttf file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the FontExplorer X Pro software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Apple Font Book, FontForge and FontExplorer X Pro software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TTF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FontExplorer X Pro software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .TTF file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ttf file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the FontForge software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: FontForge.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .TTF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FontForge software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .TTF file?

If you are still unable to open the .TTF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .TTF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ttk – Alchemy Software Development, .ttkgp – TatukGIS, .ttl – AGT Game Title File, .ttm – Tower Toppler, .ttmd – TapTools. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TTF file with the FontExplorer X Pro, FontForge programs on Windows, FontExplorer X Pro, Apple Font Book, FontForge programs on Mac and FontForge software on Linux.