Extensis® Awarded Patent for Previewing Fonts Simultaneously
|PORTLAND, Ore., June 2, 2009 – Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced that it has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its groundbreaking technology allowing multiple fonts to be displayed simultaneously in a preview window. This innovative feature has revolutionized the way users preview fonts, and is currently in use by many font managersin the industry.
As a type collection increases, the list of fonts can be unwieldy and difficult to manage. With this functionality, users no longer need to scroll through thousands of fonts and preview them individually, but rather users easily preview a variety of typefaces from within one window, adjust point size on the fly, type in custom text and select the most appropriate font to be used in a document.
“Creative, print and publishing professionals who work in font-intensive environments have been benefiting greatly from this technology that has fundamentally changed font management,” said Thomas Phinney, Senior Product Manager for Font Solutions at Extensis. “Comparing fonts side-by-side in a preview window within your professional font management application makes the selection process easier and faster.”
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the patent, number 7,539,939 and entitled “Preview Window to Preview Text in Several Different Fonts Simultaneously” to Extensis for its unique technology advancements in font management. Extensis cultivates an environment that is committed to breakthrough technology and currently owns several patents and has additional patent applications pending in the United States.
Extensis is a software developer that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and securely manage their digital assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Universal Type Server for server-based font management, Suitcase for single-user font management and the Portfolio suite for digital asset management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit cde.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.