What’s New in Universal Type Server

Redesigned to optimize performance

The premiere font manager for workgroups that “simply works” now helps your teams work even better.

Universal Type Server continues to be the most reliable and easy-to-manage font organization, distribution, and compliance management tool. New and improved, it leverages today’s latest web application framework and has been redesigned to streamline your creative workflow while making your font management tasks easier to handle than ever before.

Flash-Free Server

Administer Universal Type Server using the latest industrial-strength “Flash Free” HTML and REST management application.

Adobe CC Compatibility

Includes the updated font auto-activation plug-ins and Extensis Font Panel for the latest release of Adobe Creative Cloud (October 2018 release).

System Font Policy Updates

Updated for the latest operating systems— Universal Type Server ensures your users do not contaminate their workflow by introducing unlicensed fonts.

Complete Makeover

A redesigned menu prominently features your Management Application options and a simplified two-panel interface makes administering your users, fonts, licences, and other daily tasks simpler than ever before.

Consolidated Interface

Font, user, workgroup, user role, font licence, and report management options have been rearranged for more intuitive navigation and better understanding of assigned settings.

On-Screen Tool Support

New contextual menus and mouse-over controls make it easier to understand the tool controls you have and the functions they provide.

Improved User Management

Get your users up and running in a just a few minutes. Whether you’re manually creating user accounts for small user groups, importing a list of users for larger groups, or directly synchronizing with your Active Directory Server, you can now handle a larger number of user accounts with improvements made to the user file import feature.

Safety and Security Updates

The latest security server updates to Java, WildFly and PostgreSQL make your font management data more secure than ever. Client security management ensures client-to-server communications adhere to today’s latest secure protocols (i.e. secure client connections via https, TLS, and new Bonjour updates).

New Plug-In Architecture

The Illustrator CC plug-in has been rearchitected and takes better advantage of our industry-trusted font activation technology. It blends Extensis’ Font Sense with Adobe's XMP technologies within Adobe Illustrator CC to create the most accurate activation plug-in on the market.

Customizable Memory Allocation

Don’t let memory allocation slow you down. Upgrade to Universal Type Server 7 to customize your server’s memory allocation to the most available memory and give Java the boost it needs.

Bug Fixes

Maintenance and important bug fixes for Universal Type Server, Universal Type Client, Core Client, plug-ins and the FontLink Module. See Universal Type Server’s Release Notes for more details.

Onboarding Videos

Learn how to navigate the redesigned Management Application with videos that guide you through it and show you how to complete familiar tasks in the new interface.


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