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Nous avons mis à jour notre Guide de gestion des polices sous Mac OS X. La nouvelle version comprend des informations relatives à Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, ainsi que de nombreuses autres informations utiles.

Gestion des polices sous Mac OS X –

Pour gérer au mieux les polices de votre Mac, ce document vous fournit toutes les astuces pratiques, dont des méthodes permettant de :

  • rassembler et nettoyer votre collection de polices
  • éliminer les doublons
  • éradiquer les polices endommagées
  • maîtriser les tâches de gestion des polices
  • choisir une application de gestion des polices
  • et bien plus encore !

Téléchargez le guide de gestion des polices sous Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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Frisch aktualisiert steht unser Font Management Best Practices-Leitfaden für OS X jetzt für Sie zur Verfügung. Diese neue Ausgabe beinhaltet die Informationen zu OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion sowie eine Vielzahl weiterer nützlicher Tipps und Hinweise.

Font Management in OS X: Best Practices Guide

Wollten Sie schon immer Ihre Schriften auf Ihrem Mac endlich unter Kontrolle bekommen? Dieses 29-seitige Dokument erläutert Ihnen bis ins Detail, was Sie wie tun und was Sie besser lassen sollten, darunter:

  • Erfassung und Bereinigung Ihrer Schriftenbibliothek
  • Aussondern von Schriftdubletten
  • Beseitigung defekter Schriften
  • Und vieles, vieles mehr

Der Leitfaden vermittelt Ihnen das Verständnis für Font Management-Aufgaben und erklärt, worauf Sie bei der Auswahl einer Applikation für das Font Management achten sollten.

Laden Sie gleich den Leitfaden “Font Management Best Practices für OS X Mountain Lion” herunter!

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Your team needs a lot of fonts to get the job done. But hunting and gathering them isn’t the best use of their time. Don’t reinvent the wheel—learn from the pros to thrive and evolve.

Chicago AIGA and Design Cloud host Extensis for an evening of networking, fun, and techniques to make your font workflow more manageable.

Join us to:

  • Learn how to address the challenges of managing fonts in a team-based environment
  • See the importance of font licensing and how to maintain compliance
  • Learn how to keep fonts synchronized across multiple machines
  • Receive practical font management tips and best practices from the pros

Whether you’re a font management novice or an experienced pro, you’re sure to learn something new.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Design Cloud
118 N Peoria 2N
Chicago, Illinois 60607


To get $10 off (50% off a full-price admission) use the code EXTENSIS13 when registering.

Space is limited. Register here. 

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MacUser magazine has given Extensis’ font manager, Extensis Suitcase Fusion 4 a Five-Star “Best in Breed” award, their top rating.

MacUser had some choice words to describe the product:

  • “Plenty of unique features to offer”
  • “best web font support.”
  • QuickMatch is such a useful feature.”
  • “can be closely tailored to suit your workflow.”
  • “easier to navigate large font collections.”

We’re very proud – a lovely present just in time for Christmas!

Want to test out Suitcase Fusion 4′s font management capabilities for yourself? Download a fully-functional 30-day demo.






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Join Square on Tuesday November 27th from 10am to 1pm to learn how you could improve productivity and efficiency in your creative workflow, featuring Extensis, Adobe and Wacom. Ideal for both Studio Managers and creatives, we’ll uncover some of the myths behind licensing and the experts will be presenting some top in-app time-saving tips. The experts from Extensis will be there to present the secret weapon in the eternal struggle between creative libraries and compliance demands – Universal Type Server 3. The world’s leading font server. Plus, learn how Suitcase Fusion 4 will enable you to assume complete control over your desktop and web fonts – delivering the fonts you need, where you need them. We will also touch on the ‘window’ into WebINK and webfonts….. The event is

“click here”about

taking place at:

The Moving Picture Company (MPC) Screening Room, 127-133 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0NL

To sign up and attend for free, please click here. We look forward to seeing you there.

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NBC Universal is no stranger to font compliance lawsuits, and this week brings yet another.

This Wednesday, House Industries (Brand Design Co.) filed a $3.5 million claim against NBC Universal for alleged misuse of their font Chalet on the website

The key to this lawsuit is the licensing. A division of NBC Universal apparently purchased a number of copies for desktop use. Where the complaint lies is that allegedly NBC Universal converted the font for web use via an online tool, which is outside the scope of the font license.

Using fonts on websites is something that many creative groups want to do. It’s at the forefront of web design, and has many benefits for content management, SEO, readability and for overall design aesthetics. Unfortunately most fonts aren’t by default licensed for use on the web. This is because when fonts are used in web sites, they actually reside on the web server, and the font software is physically downloaded to each user when they view the page.

This means that the infringement isn’t just for converting the font to a different format. It’s also for the number of people who visited the offending site and received a copy of the font to display the page – estimated at 20,000 visitors. That’s where the $3.5 million dollar claim comes from – the original price of the font multiplied by the number of downloads.

So, how do you keep yourself safe from these types of lawsuits.

Firstly, read all of your font licenses when you purchase them. If you don’t understand something, clarify with the type foundry. Many of these shops are fairly small (sometimes even just one or two people) and they will very likely be happy to help you understand what you’re getting.

Second, for font use on the web, use a font service such as WebINK or be sure when purchasing fonts to explicitly include web licensing. If the font that you’re purchasing doesn’t support web usage, there’s likely an alternate from a reputable web font service that will meet the need. There are benefits to using a web font service beyond merely font selection, and you can read more on

Finally, manage all of your fonts and licenses using a server-based font manager like Universal Type Server. If you’ve got a creative team, it’s important to understand which fonts you have licensed, and what those font licenses are for. With server-based font managers, you can store all of your fonts and licenses centrally so users can have access to your collection.

As always, if you have any questions, I’m happy to answer what I can in the comments below, or shoot me an email using the contact form.

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Nicht wenige von Ihnen, hoffe ich!

Sie können lang sein, langweilig und voller Juristensprache, aber sie zu lesen, kann Sie vor kostspieligen Fehlentscheidungen bewahren.

Schriftlizenzen sind auch als „End User License Agreements“ (Endbenutzer Lizenzvereinbarungen, kurz: EULAs) bekannt. Diese Dokumente beschreiben, was Sie mit den Schriften, die Sie lizenziert haben, dürfen und was nicht. Während Schriftdesigns in den Vereinigten Staaten nicht speziell urheberrechtlich geschützt werden können, kann hingegen die Software, über die Schriften auf dem Bildschirm angezeigt werden, geschützt werden. Aus diesem Grund werden Schriften ähnlich wie andere Software lizenziert.

Wir haben kürzlich eine Befragung unter Personen durchgeführt, die sich für server-basiertes Font Management interessieren, und stellten Ihnen die folgende Frage:

Wenn Sie eine Schrift kaufen – lesen Sie die Schriftlizenz?

Yes = Ja, No = Nein, Somtimes = Manchmal

Ich war froh zu sehen, dass fast die Hälfte der Befragten die Schriftlizenzen tatsächlich lesen – insbesondere deswegen, weil es sich um Leute handelte, die sich für das Management ihrer Schriften über einen Server interessieren. Im Lichte dessen würde ich es gern sehen, dass diese Zahl noch höher ist.

Viele Schrifthersteller (diejenigen, die Schriften entwickeln und verkaufen) haben ihre EULAs mittlerweile einfacher und leichter verständlich gestaltet. Davon abgesehen gibt es noch viele Anwendungen von Schriften, für die Sie eine geänderte oder erweiterte Lizenz erwerben müssen.

Einige der Dinge, die erlaubt sein können oder auch nicht, oder die den Erwerb einer erweiterten Lizenz erfordern, sind unter anderem:

  • Einbettung in ein PDF
  • Einbettung in eine distribuierbare Anwendung – „There’s a font for that!“
  • Einbettung in ein eBook
  • Prominente Nutzung eines einzelnen Zeichens oder einer Glyphe in einem Logo
  • Der Verkauf eines Produktes, das vorwiegend von der verwendeten Schrift lebt (z.B. ein Becher mit einer Inschrift, ein T-Shirt mit eine Aussage oder magnetische Buchstaben für den Kühlschrank)
  • Konvertierung einer Schriftart aus einem Format in ein anderes
  • Bearbeitung der Schrift in einem Schrifteditor
  • Nutzung der Schrift als Web Font

Diese Bedingungen sind von Hersteller zu Hersteller unterschiedlich. Als ersten Schritt sollten Sie auf jeden Fall das EULA lesen, das Sie mit Ihrer Schrift erhalten haben. Sie können es nicht finden? Erkundigen Sie sich beim Hersteller. Viele dieser Hersteller sind nicht sehr groß, so dass Sie unter Umständen direkt mit dem Designer Ihrer Lieblingsschrift kommunizieren.

Wenn Sie das schon erledigt haben – gute Arbeit!

Wenn Sie sich über Ihre Schriftlizenzen im Grunde nicht im Klaren sind, dann ermutige ich Sie, sich noch heute zu informieren.

Und sobald Sie auf dem rechten Weg sind, dann machen Sie sich über Universal Type Server schlau, der Ihnen hilft, ständig über Ihre Schriften und Lizenzen im Bilde zu sein.

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Come and see us on Stand F8 at Technology for Marketing & Advertising, the UK’s only integrated marketing event. It is taking place on 28-29th February 2012 at Earls Court 2 in London and this will be Extensis’ third year in attending the event.

TFMA’s Seminar Programme has also now been announced, covering all areas of marketing and advertising and we are proud to announce that this year we will be presenting not one, but two sessions!

Davin Kluttz, Extensis’ Senior Product Manager is coming to the UK from the US especially to present these two seminars titled “Classy, Clowny or Crude? How your site’s typography affects your brand” andWhat does this DAM thing do?”

On Tuesday, 28th February at 10.00 a.m in the Content Management & Web Analytics theatre, Davin will help you understand how web typography affects your website, and how you can select and implement web typography that is just right for the job.

At 4.00pm in the same theatre, he will demonstrate how to leverage digital asset management solutions to find, locate, archive and access files, regardless of location.

The sessions will explore the challenges of managing marketing assets and present proven workflow solutions.

Extensis will also be presenting their latest font and digital asset management solutions on stand F8, throughout the show.

Stop by to learn how to:

  • Manage fonts across multiple workgroups with ease and efficiency
  • Keep your organisation compliant with non-invasive, font license reporting
  • Centralise and archive images, audio, video and document files
  • Automate asset delivery and benefit from NetMediaMax
  • Use WebINK to improve your readers’ online experience as news and content coverage continues to ‘converge’ at speed.

Event Details:

  • 28-29 February 2012
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London SW5 9TA

For more information on TFMA 2012 or to register for free, visit

We hope that you will join us.

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Attend an Extensis Total Control Seminar co-hosted with Extensis Preferred Partners and learn how to take control of your digital assets and fonts with Extensis’ leading Digital Asset Management and Font Management Solutions.

See in action the newly released Portfolio Server 10 and Universal Type Server 3. Discover how the days of struggling through production and output issues, troubleshooting font problems and chasing down missing assets can be a thing of the past.

Extensis experts will demonstrate the new features and outline how these newly released products can help save you and your business time and money.

To register or for further details please click on the links below:

November 3rd Crunch IT, Melbourne
November 4th, Digistor, Melbourne
November 8th , Vertu, Brisbane
November 9th, Digistor, Sydney
November 9th, Competence, Wiesbaden
November 17th, Solutions, Hove

Looking forward to seeing you at an event soon!

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The acquisition and organization of content is a common issue in any organization. Government agencies have a higher level or scrutiny and responsibility to manage public assets well. Extensis software is designed to make managing digital assets, and controlling font compliance easy for anyone. Next week we will be at FOSE, the place to go for technology used in governmental organizations.

If you’ll be at the show, please take a moment to stop by the Extensis booth. We will be demonstrating how any organization can get a handle on their digital assets using Extensis Portfolio Server. In addition, you can also learn how to minimize your team’s legal risks introduced through the use of illegal and unapproved fonts by using a font server, such as Universal Type Server.

We also will be holding a drawing to win a new tablet computer – your choice of an Apple iPad, HP TouchPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab! Drop by the booth before Thursday at 1:00 p.m. for a chance to win!

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