PORTLAND, Ore.--Nov. 13, 2001--Extensis today announced that its award-winning Suitcase font management solution is now compatible with Mac OS X. Suitcase makes activating, previewing and managing fonts faster and easier than ever before.
Suitcase 10.1 for Mac OS X is available to all registered owners of Suitcase 10 (via electronic download) at no additional charge.
"With the added support for Mac OS X, Extensis delivers the most robust font management solution available today,'' said Michael Wong, Suitcase product manger for Extensis. "Suitcase users now have the ability to activate fonts for Cocoa, Carbon and Classic applications simultaneously -- a first for a font manager in Mac OS X.''
In Mac OS X, there are four or more Fonts folders available to users; making font management more critical than ever before. With Suitcase 10.1, users can now view fonts in all Mac OS X font directories, and activate or de-activate fonts in Cocoa, Carbon and Classic applications.
As users transition from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X applications, they can utilize Suitcase 10.1 across both operating environments. The Suitcase Bridge provides users an easy way to activate fonts for applications in Mac OS X Classic while operating in the Mac OS X Native environment, providing users with true font management capabilities.
Additional Functionality New for Mac OS X Environment:
Mac OS X Compatibility - Suitcase 10.1 brings true font management to Mac OS X, allowing users to activate fonts for Mac OS X and Classic applications.
Additional Font Support - Suitcase 10.1 now supports Windows fonts (Open Type and TrueType) for Mac OS X applications.
Scans Systems Font Directories - Mac OS X can have several system font directories making font management even more critical. Suitcase 10.1 shows users the fonts located in these font directories.
Updated MenuFonts for Mac OS 9 Environment - Included with Suitcase 10.1 is an updated version of MenuFonts that enhances the font menus of many applications when operating in Mac OS 8.6 through 9.2.1. MenuFonts allows users to customize the appearance of their application's font menus. This is helpful to users when working with unfamiliar faces and makes choosing a font much easier.
Pricing and Availability
The English version of Suitcase 10.1 is available now for download from the Extensis web site. Suitcase 10.1 is available for a suggested retail price of $99.95US for full product, $49.95US for upgrades from previous versions of Suitcase; competitive upgrades at $59.95US. Suitcase 10 Server is available starting at a suggested retail price of $999.95US, including 5 free copies of Suitcase 10.1 for Macintosh. French, German and Japanese language product will be available in January 2002. Suitcase 10.1 is available to all registered owners of Suitcase 10 at no additional charge.
Suitcase 10.1 will support Macintosh Operating System 8.6-9.2.1 and Mac OS X (v 10.1 and higher) and requires a Macintosh Power PC or equivalent, 10 MB of hard disk space and 32 MB RAM for Mac OS 8.6 -9.2.1 or 128 MB RAM for Mac OS X.
About Suitcase 10
Extensis Suitcase 10 is the fastest way to work with fonts. Packed with automated features that help you preview, organize and activate your fonts, Suitcase 10 makes it easy to find the right font fast. Activate only the fonts you need, preview fonts in several different ways, collect fonts for output, and create sample pages -- Suitcase does it all. Suitcase 10 also allows users to connect to Suitcase Server and synchronize fonts and files, including graphics, photos and text files.
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