has updated FontAgent, its utility for font repair and management, to version 8.5. This release features better handling of fonts with non-standard information and enhanced identification of font foundries, according to Rio Sabadicci of Insider Software.
Plus, the update includes maintenance fixes that result in enhanced font reorganization and greater stability when testing corrupt fonts, he said. The increased availability of downloadable fonts has wreaked havoc on many users’ machines, Sabadicci added.
“All fonts are not created equal,” he said in a statement. “Users get fonts from application developers, clip-art vendors, font CDs, and from sources all over the Internet. We now go to extra lengths to identify the foundry that created each font so we can provide better font validation and repair.”
FontAgent lets you check for corrupt fonts, unnecessary point sizes, partial font families, font version issues, and Type 1/TrueType collisions. Users can clean their existing font libraries, add new fonts, and reorganize their font collections.
Insider FontAgent 8.5 is available for immediate download from
Insider’s Web site
and is free for users who have licensed earlier versions of FontAgent. For others, it’s US$69.95. A Limited Edition of FontAgent, for ensuring the integrity of up to 250 font files on one system, is available for $29.95. A demo version is also available.