Font organizer

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by taiji80, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. taiji80 macrumors newbie

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    I'am not sure if this is in the right section, if not I apologize.

    I'am in design and I have alot of fonts, and I was looking for a way
    to make my search for fonts a bit more efficient. I don't think font book
    can do what I need. So can anyone maybe suggest a font organizer program
    that can sort my fonts or if anyone knows if theres a way to do this in
    font book?

    Thanks,

    sam
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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  4. taiji80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, think im gonna check out linotype since its free :D
     
  5. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Another vote for linotype, imo it's even better than suitcase, and like tobefirst said, the price rules! :D

    If long searched for something that is as good as adobe type manager was for OS 9, and linotype did it for me.
     
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    Linotype Font Explorer is rapidly becoming the new industry standard.
     
  10. djsound macrumors 6502a

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    does it do something that fontbook (or whatever comes with osx) doesnt do? it seems a bit confusing to me, but then again fonts in general are a bit confusing to me.. :eek:
     
  11. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    Suitcase X1 (not a fan of Fusion) in my opinion is the way to go. I have to manage thousands of fonts & find it simplicity itself.

    Any font manager should work having said that if you keep your font database clean & avoid duplicates, corrupt fonts etc.
     
  12. JE-Illustration macrumors member

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    I agree I use Suitcase Fusion(like X1 better) on my iMac. I tried to use font book at one point on the iMac, but it wouldn't open Word at all... kept trying to optimize fonts for like a half an hour. So I went back to Suitcase and it's worked smoothly since... also it has that auto activation function on Adobe.

    On my Powermac though I use font book and it works great. What is it you need to do? It does search and you can make you own categories to put certain fonts in.
     
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  14. taiji80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'am now using linotype...and i like it thanks everyone...

    just have another question...since i have installed fonts..mainly adobe font
    folio...somethings have changed and i can't find the reasons...fonts in mail,
    address book, and safari have changed to symbols...does any1 have any
    suggestions on how to fix this???
     

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  15. JE-Illustration macrumors member

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    err I had this problem before. And the only time I noticed was when using Safari and iChat.. imagine a friend thinking you are typing symbols to them and think you are joking around.

    If I remember right you have duplicate font or a font that uses symbols in the form of a Helvetica font. I think my same problem was in using Adobe Font Folio.

    It's kinda easy to find with Font Book. I'd probably trash all those fonts that are just symbols. Someone else could probably go more in depth better.
     

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