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The Fortran programming language was developed by IBM. The language is used to create programs. It is often used to create scientific and engineering software. The structure of the language is suited towards supporting scientific and numeric computations. The language is often used to create software for computational chemistry, numerical weather prediction, computational psychics, finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics.

Fortran (a name derived from the Mathematical Formula Translating System from IBM) was developed as a faster alternative to the assembly language. The language was started as a proposal from John W. Backus. The first manual for the language was released in 1956. Software development tools were later released, the first being a compiler made available in 1957.

Before Fortran, most programming languages were hand-coded, meaning they were manually edited using representations of the software. Fortran is one of the first languages that allowed users to automate the development of software.

The file extension .for is attached to source code created with the Fortran language. Source code files with the FOR file extension are accessed by compilers to create finished files. These files with the file extension .for contain processes and objects that are used to create finished programs.

The FOR file extension is also used in relation to TrueType fonts. This is a type of font that was developed to compete with the Type 1 fonts from Adobe. It was released by Apple Computer (now known as Apple, Inc.) in the 80s.

TrueType fonts are stroke fonts. These fonts are made up of parametric curves (Bézier curves) and lines. Stored with these elements are descriptions which state how long and how to draw the lines to make up these fonts. These can also be resized with no loss to the quality.

Files with the .for file extension contain TrueType font resource files. These are actually executable files that run to manage the use of TrueType fonts. Resource files with the FOR file extension contain the path to TrueType fonts.

Author: IBM (,Fortran source code),, Apple Computer (,Font Resource File),
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Related Applications: Fortran software development tools (,Fortran source code),:, various software with true type font support (,Font Resource File),:,
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The Cause for .FOR files Errors:

A typical and frequent explanation for .FOR files errors is corruption in the Windows registry - cleaning is required to protect against further corruption in other applications and/or system devices. Dangers include system device damage, blue screen errors and fatal software crashes.

.FOR files Errors - Common Symptoms:

Common symptoms with .FOR files errors include poor personal computer performance, long program start up times, failure saving documents, extended pauses in application procedures, applications shuts down without an error, input freezes and software lock up.

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