Extensis

Hello,
My company wants to sort out font management issues and, after looking at different options, we're considering buying software from either Extensis or Linotype.
But the bigger question than which software maker to go with, however, is should we buy several client licenses or a server license? We couldn't fully understand the exact way font server works, so any explanations (as you'd talk to a child) are welcome.

    Could you recommend the right choice based on the below?
  1. Currently, 6 computers would need constant access to the font library (5 Macs and 1 PC). This number may increase in the future but not drastically.

Monotype Imaging Announces Winning Entries for the Second Annual Web Font Awards

International Competition Honors Exceptional Use of Web Fonts in Web Design

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced the winners of its second annual Web Font Awards, the international competition that recognizes websites that incorporate exceptional use of Web fonts. First place in the Judges’ Choice category went to “DAS FORK” from Fork Unstable Media GmbH, and the Community Choice winner was “Baltimore Fishbowl” from Fastspot.

Has anyone here seen a demonstration of this release of UTS? If so, do you see it as a significant move forward from UTS and UTS2? Despite the fast approaching release date there is very little information on the Extensis website.

If Thomas Phinney sees this, would you be able to give your perspective on the new release? I am particularly interested in the font usage reporting and font license enforcement features.

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA1/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=EXTENSIS&cws=1&...

Note that depending on the candidate, this does not have to be a full-time gig, or even necessarily based in Portland. All open to discussion given that you are a fabulous candidate! It is a contract position rather than permanent, but of course contract often leads to permanent….

Cheers,

T

I have been designing on macs since college and most of my design career.
I have recently started at a firm that uses both mac and pc for design and production. The worst thing about this is that they haven't heard of font management. I have used Font Explorer for mac without fail for all of my other jobs and having tried Extensis with bug after bug and crash after crash I was wondering if there were any experts or just experienced typophiles out there that have used anything better or more reliable than Extensis for the pc! If only there was a FontExplorer for pc!

Extensis recently announced that we are getting into web font delivery. Indeed, you can see Extensis web font tech in use on that page and throughout the Extensis web site.

In related news, we're also hosting a pre-conference cocktail party on Sunday, May 23rd at An Event Apart in Boston. You don't have to be attending the conference to come, though. Typophiles welcome!

Yes, we'll be showing our web font goodness at the party. :)

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