Font Reserve 3.1 Debuts First system-wide Automatic Font Activation for Mac OS X - Extensis.com

Font Reserve 3.1 Debuts First system-wide Automatic Font Activation for Mac OS X

Mill Valley, Calif. – Sept. 4, 2002 – DiamondSoft, Inc. today released Font Reserve Single User 3.1, featuring the first and only method for system-wide automatic font activation on Mac OS X. The major update to the award-winning Font Reserve also provides Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) support, support for all the latest font formats, precision auto-activation for the most popular publishing programs, and a completely automated method for managing system fonts.

“Jaguar enabled system-wide automatic font activation on the Macintosh, so we responded immediately with an update of Font Reserve that supports it,” says Brian Berson, president and founder of DiamondSoft. “Now, for the first time, all Font Reserve users need to do is open documents and the fonts are activated automatically – for most Mac OS X applications.”

Font Reserve 3.1 takes its automatic font activation a step further for professional publishing environments, where it matters precisely which version of a font is used. The Font Reserve plug-ins for Adobe InDesign 2, Adobe Illustrator 10, and QuarkXPress 5 employ DiamondSoft’s proprietary Font Sense technology to provide absolute font identification, preventing any costly output issues that may arise with using incorrect fonts. Font Reserve is the only font manager to provide this crucial feature to Adobe InDesign.

In addition to ongoing support for all popular PostScript and TrueType Macintosh fonts, version 3.1 adds support for OpenType, the joint Adobe and Microsoft cross-platform font standard, along with support for Windows TrueType, double-byte, and Apple’s dFont fonts. This version continues to support PostScript Multiple Master fonts which are now supported by Mac OS X 10.2. The expanded support ensures that users can manage all their fonts exclusively with Font Reserve.

Version 3.1 also enhances the System Font Handler, providing a completely automated, foolproof method for moving all nonessential fonts out of Mac OS X’s many System Fonts folders and into Font Reserve. By managing all their fonts with Font Reserve, users know exactly what fonts they have and which ones are active at all times – and they avoid potential conflicts.

 
 
About Font Reserve 3.1
Through its unparalleled database architecture, Font Reserve 3.1 continues to provide powerful features for organizing, searching for, and tracking fonts. The Browser, a window into the Font Reserve Database, offers intuitive drag-and-drop methods for adding fonts, creating sets, and exporting fonts. In addition, sophisticated previewing and printing features make it easy for users to explore their font libraries. Font Reserve 3.1 complements DiamondSoft’s full suite of font management applications, including Font Reserve Server for workgroups and Font Reserve Single User for Windows.

DiamondSoft
DiamondSoft, Inc., based in Mill Valley, CA, was founded in 1995 to solve the font management problems of the publishing industry. Its mission is to provide software tools that enable professionals to focus on the creative aspects of their jobs, letting the computer handle the mundane and laborious aspects. For more information, please visithttp://cde.extensis.com

Font Reserve is a trademark of DiamondSoft, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.