Today we released updates to our font managers to support Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and Adobe Creative Suite 5.5. In addition a new XTension for QuarkXPress 9 was added to the Universal Type Client.

The updates are available as a FREE downloads for Suitcase Fusion 3 and Universal Type Server 3 on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

This release updates Suitcase Fusion 3 for compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). Universal Type Server and the Universal Type Client were previously compatible with Lion

Adobe Creative Suite auto-activation plug-ins for all applications now include:

  • Adobe InDesign CS3, CS4, CS5, and CS5.5
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.1 (shipping with CS5.5)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS5.1 (shipping with CS5.5)

Universal Type Server also includes additional plug-ins to support Adobe InCopy CS4, CS5 and CS5.5, as well as a new XTension for QuarkXPress 9

Download the updates from the Extensis website:

If you already have Suitcase Fusion 3, you can also get the version through Check for Updates feature of Suitcase Fusion 3:

  • Choose Suitcase Fusion 3 > Check for Updates (Mac OS X)
  • Choose Tools > Check for Updates (Windows)


With Universal Type Server, you have control over how fonts are downloaded and stored on the Client machines.

The three replication modes are:

  • All – where all fonts are downloaded and cached on the Client machine the first time the user connects to the server.
  • On Demand – fonts are downloaded only when necessary to preview or activate the font, and are cleared off the Client machine when no longer in use.
  • On Demand Local Cache – fonts are downloaded when required, then cached on the Client machine indefinitely.

This video describes how font replication also affects how font licenses are consumed and enforced.

See the Extensis website for more information about Universal Type Server.


We’re throwing a cocktail party, and you’re invited!

In August, we’ll be hosting a party just before the web design conference, An Event Apart. It’s a great conference where you can learn a ton about new CSS techniques, and gain inspiration for your creative work.

If you’re attending the conference, or even if you’re just in the Minneapolis area, we’d love to have you join us.

Sunday, August 7
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Brit’s Pub
1110 Nicollet Mall, Clubhouse
Minneapolis, MN

We will also be showing off our new web font technology at the party. So if you’ve got a hankerin’ for something other than Helvetica on your website, come check it out!

Please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect.

Hope to see you there!


We’ve met some really great folks at FOSE this week. There are a wide variety of government and private industry groups who have come from the Washington DC area and beyond to learn more about the technologies that can make their workflows better.

If you’re in the DC area, you can get a free pass to the expo hall floor of FOSE for Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be sure to stop by the Extensis booth 1506 to chat with Jeremy Godfrey and me about digital asset management and font management.

With your free pass, you’ll also be able to see the Closing Keynote presentation by GSA Administrator Martha Johnson. We hope to see you today!


Today Apple released the latest and greatest version of their operating system, Mac OS X Lion (10.7). Now that the cat’s out of the bag, here’s the scoop on Lion compatibility with Extensis products:

[NOTE: Updated versions now available of Suitcase Fusion and Universal Type Server]

Suitcase Fusion
We plan to release a Lion compatibility update for Suitcase Fusion 3 within the next few weeks.

Universal Type Server

Universal Type Server 3 is compatible with Lion, but requires the separate installation of Java runtime because Lion no longer ships with Java pre-installed. We plan to release a Lion compatibility update for Universal Type Client 3 within the next few weeks.

Portfolio Server
The Web Client is Lion compatible, and viewing NetPublish sites from a web browser running under Lion is also compatible. We plan to release a Lion compatibility update for the Desktop Client (v10) this summer followed by a Lion compatibility update for Portfolio Server 10, NetPublish (v10) and the NetMediaMAX External Media Engine (v10) in autumn.

Portfolio Standalone
Portfolio Standalone (v8.5) users should download the v8.5.6 update.

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