Microsoft Vector Font Format

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Microsoft Vector Font Format
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Format typeFont
Max glyph count256
Minimum glyph size (pixels)N/A
Maximum glyph size (pixels)N/A
Access modeIndexed
Bitmap glyphs?No
Vector glyphs?Yes
Compressed glyphs?No
Hidden data?Yes

Microsoft Vector Font Format, known in the files as "continuous scaling," is a vector font format developed by Microsoft in 1985 for Windows 3. These font files have the same MZ signature as Microsoft executables, but use a *.fon extension. The same file extension and signature is used by Microsoft bitmap fonts, but the bitmap format is different enough to warrant its own page.

Although the font format was designed for Windows, some DOS programs have made us of it over the years. The format was also included in the Windows installer of later DOS games.