I've started to work in a new medium-sized design studio. When I came here all of the 4 designers before me had a few font collections based on a same collection. I mean they were given a font folder and then they added their own font's later. When I came to here I had to copy all the folders and merge them into one (because I was given a new computer) And when I check the fonts it the file it just looks like a disaster! postscripts, opentypes, truetypes they are all mixed up! Since I was a mac user I was prefer to choose OpenType when buying one. And also because of that I never intended to learn what was the technical difference. But now I got tons of unorganized mixed pile of fonts to use but I'm always uncortable when something important like this kept unorganized. so here are my questions;
- First of all what is the best font manager program? Suitcase Fusion 3 or Fontexplorer X ? The studio have both licenses so the I can choose between those two. Or if you can advice a better one I can buy it for myself.
- Will there be any corruption (in kerns or anything) if I convert all the fonts to opentype with a software Font XChange?
- Most of the fonts in the collection is weirdly ungrouped in the management programs. I mean for example Bell Gothic has 3 families for bold regular and roman. And inside them their italic and regular format. But I mean come on, they're all Bell Gothic why are they separate families? What could have happened to the fonts? And how can I rearrange them in to same family tree like they supposed to be.
Thanks for sparing time. Oh btw english is not my naive language, excuse me if I've made grammar mistakes :(