November 13th, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
An update to Suitcase Fusion 5 is available today that provides support for Typekit Desktop fonts, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and Windows 8.1.
Adobe recently brought new desktop fonts to Creative Cloud subscribers. This update to Suitcase Fusion 5 (v16.0.4) adds support for these new desktop fonts, enabling you to view your Typekit desktop library in Suitcase Fusion 5 as well as browse, preview, search and compare the synched fonts.
You don’t need to do anything special to enable this feature. When you sync Typekit fonts to your desktop, the new Typekit library in Suitcase Fusion automatically is created and populated with your new fonts.
With this update, you are also able to preview and apply Typekit desktop fonts from the Extensis font panels in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. This makes it easy to do your design work and apply fonts without switching back and forth to your font manager to preview fonts.
This functionality is in addition to the already existing connection to the WebINK web font library in the Extensis panel. WebINK web fonts can be used in Photoshop for free when mocking and comping websites for clients.
Also, if you haven’t enabled a connection to the Google Font library, you can easily do so by selecting File > Enable Google Web Fonts. This creates a dynamic connection to the open source Google font collection that Suitcase Fusion keeps up to date. Every time a new font is added to the collection, it’s automatically downloaded to your Google font library.
Coming Soon: Universal Type Client support for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Windows 8.1 and Adobe Creative Cloud desktop fonts.