What is a .UFO File And How To Open It – Tal Leming, Justin van Rossum, and Erik van Blokla (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ufo 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. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .ufo file extension and how to open it.

What is a .UFO file?

The file extension .UFO comes from Unified Font Object File. This file extension belongs to the developer Tal Leming, Justin van Rossum, and Erik van Blokla. The format of this file is xml, and it is a font related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .ufo file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .UFO file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .UFO file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the FontForge software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use FontForge software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .UFO 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: 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 FontForge software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .UFO file on Mac

The .ufo file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Glyphs and FontForge software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .UFO file

2. The second step is locating 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Glyphs software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .UFO file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the FontForge software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use FontForge software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .UFO 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .UFO file?

If you cannot open the .UFO file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .UFO file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ufo – Ulead. 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 .UFO file with the FontForge program on Windows, Glyphs, FontForge programs on Mac and FontForge software on Linux.