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.bkw File Extension

Developer: VSoft
File type: FONTEDIT Mirror Image Font Files
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .bkw. Files with the file extension .bkw can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .bkw files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .bkw file?

A FONTEDIT mirror image font file is used by the FONTEDIT application as the output file of a Hewlett-Packard LaserJet bitmap font file that has been integrated with vertical axis flipping effects with the use of the FONTEDIT program. These vertical axis flipping effects are implemented into an HP LaserJet bitmap font when a user accesses the mirror image font styling functionality implemented in the FONTEDIT software. This makes the HP LaserJet bitmap font appear as how it will be displayed when reflected in a mirror. The content of a FONTEDIT mirror image font file includes pieces of digital bitmap images that have been combined in one bigger bitmap image, and the data encoding specifications implemented into these FONTEDIT mirror image font files allow its content to be stored in the BKW file format. These FONTEDIT mirror image font files are appended with the .bkw extension.

how to open a .bkw file?

Launch a .bkw file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .bkw file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .bkw files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .bkw file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .bkw file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .bkw file association errors

applications that open a .bkw file



FontEdit is an application that creates and edits Windows FNT files. Several embedded systems also use this program. An important feature of the sample version of this program by Microsoft is the conversion of another font to FNT font. FontEdit is almost entirely based on sample code. FNT files are font files used by Windows system that is stored within system fonts directory. It contains a generic font and may be stored with raster glyphs and vector. It is now largely replaced by TTF [TrueType Font] and OTF [OpenType Font]. It can be opened by programs such as VSoft FontEdit on Windows and FontForge on Windows, Mac and Linux. The BKW file is a FontEdit Fontset Mirror Image file that can be edited using FontEdit, an application that can edit and open HP LaserJet soft font files. It can edit and define a font file’s special characters, or create a new font file. FontEdit needs DOS to function. The font file to be edited should be in HP LaserJet bitmapped format. It does not directly edit TTF [TrueType Font], only the bitmap formats. Image Transforms is one way to edit a font. It lets you a character’s special effects such as slanting, thinning, hollowing, inverting, tilting, toggling, drop shadowing and image mirroring. Image mirroring inverts a font similar to the way it looks like in the mirror. Mirror images of a font have the file extension BKW. The BKW file may be downloaded for printing and may either be automatically given a Font ID or embedded with one. FontEdit arranges the line spacing equal to cell height so the character fits in the cell box for printing.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .bkw files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .bkw. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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