Extensis Universal Type Server (UTS) 2.0

Ben Greiner -

Late June, I participated in webcast featuring Extensis Universal Type Server (UTS) 2.0. Below are a few highlights.

  • Active Directory and Open Directory connectivity with Single Sign-on integration is included in the Pro version, but NOT in the Lite version (the Lite version is for 10 users or less). Notice the system requirement details...
    • While PowerPC (Mac) and Pentium 4 (Win) processors are supported, it is not recommended for installations serving in excess of 10 clients. Therefore, for customers deploying Universal Type Server Professional, a faster Intel CPU is recommended for both Mac and Windows installations. For optimal performance, choose a processor capable of supporting Java 6. See the following sites for more information. Java SE 6 release notes and supported configurations: http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/install/system-configurations.html Java SE 6 is available on 64-bit, Intel-based Macs only:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2733
  • System Font Policy allows the font administrator to allow only specific fonts in the Mac System Fonts folder (I have not yet confirmed if this includs ALL font folders or just the System Fonts folder)
  • Integrated Glyph View showing the keyboard equivalents looks like it could be beneficial.
  • The new Floating Preview window is nice, but not sure if people will use it.
  • UTS Font Sets can be created from within applications (this was introduced in version 1.0)
  • No supported plugin for InCopy (but some clients are using old Extensis InCopy plugins and they are working?)

 

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