Coming soon! Ooh la la… http://www.apple.com/macosx/panther/font_book.html
But can I get a refund for my hair-brained purchases!?
Check THIS out! Who needs a font browser? Cross-posted from the ATypI List. Too cool not to show everyone. Thanks to Matt Carey.
Re: the STC Font Browser Holy cow. That thing is somehow checking the fonts active on my machine and pulling them into their Flash engine. (I realize I’m probably stating the obvious, but it took me a second to ﬁgure that out.) Re: Suitcase Auto-activation Suitcase for OS X does automatic font activation and it works reliably. The only diﬀerence between Suitcase and ATM in this regard, is that ATM could do this from the background (as a control panel) but Suitcase must be running all the time.
Now just wait for your font list to be beamed to Font Police Headquarters and cross-checked against all your font purchases of the past 17 years. hhp
I made one of those ﬂash font browsers for myself a couple months ago. I’ll see if I can ﬁnd it to post here. There’s is fancier than mine though. Mine showed every single font on the system, even those little weird ones that are an intricate part of the Windows XP system that don’t seem to serve any purpose except to take up space and memory. I wonder how they ﬁltered those out.
Paranoid much, Hrant? :rapidly looks around before boarding up the windows and disconnecting the phone:
The problem with the STC browser is that the font display isn’t antialiased (at least on my system — Safari/OSX). Does that bother anyone else? Incidentally, it’s also what bothers me about Quark 6. Type in InDesign just looks so much better and more true.
Using ClearType on windows XP, even QXP is antialiased. It’s heaven.
I found it!
The problem with the STC browser is that the font display isn’t antialiased (at least on my system — Safari/OSX). Does that bother anyone else? It looks kind of anti-aliased on my system—same set up as yours. More like OS9 anti-aliasing with terrible spacing. Some of the characters get clipped in odd ways, too. Tom’s has better spacing. I think the Flash Player/Plug-in on OSX is a Carbon app and/or does not use the Quartz rendering engine.
Strange, I don’t get antialiasing on either ﬂash doc.
Would this explain why Adobe stopped development of ATM?
It’s probable, though ATM was never anything special anyway once PS rasterising was integrated into the OS. Also I think it might have to do with more people switching to Suitcase or Font Reserve
>Would this explain why Adobe stopped development of ATM? Most probably, yes, Adobe people have hinted that there was somethng on the cards.
of course we don’t know how it works yet, but i’m pleased to hear that i might have a replacement for suitcase ﬁnally. my only two qualms about moving to os x were the lack of quark & atm deluxe. one of those problems was just solved, and hopefully apple font book will solve the other.
It looks a lot like Suitcase. yay! > especially FR with it’s auto activation and font server features Suitcase has auto-activation.
Does Suitcase? I’ve never heard anything about it, and I’ve never used it personally.
Here’s a whitepaper from Extensis about this fantastic function! http://www.extensis.com/suitcase/pdfs/auto-activation_wp.pdf Suitcase has its problems, but it has worked well for me so far.