has announced FontAgent X 10.1, a new release of the font management utility that adds font-activation support for Classic applications and strengthens its multi-library functionality, according to Rio Sabadicci, CEO of Insider Software.
He added that the new release adds power to FontAgent X’s library-management capabilities by enabling users to explicitly specify the location of libraries to avoid file-access permission problems; set library permissions to read/write or read only to protect their integrity; and automatically maintain a font set that includes all fonts from all libraries to avoid having to open up all libraries when performing global searches or maintenance.
With Insider FontAgent X, you can build libraries containing fonts that have been tested for integrity, assigned meaningful names and organized by font family, he added. You can find, clean, rejoin and organize all your fonts on multiple disks. FontAgent checks all resource data for every font file it finds; in doing so, it catches corrupt fonts before they start causing crashes, lock-ups, printing errors, unexpected font substitutions and other problems.
FontAgent X also lets you define font sets that associate fonts from any number of libraries by drag-and-drop. It also lets you activate and deactivate individual fonts and font sets with a single click. There’s a font preview facility that lets you define any text string and display it in any typeface contained in any font library, in any size, without having to activate the font.
Insider FontAgent X for Macintosh is available for immediate download from Insider’s Web site and costs US$89.95 for a single license. Current FontAgent customers can upgrade to version 10.1 for $49.95. You can also download FontAgent X demo software that manages up to 250 font files and upgrade later to a full license.