Extensis has released Suitcase Fusion 2 version 13.1, adding support
for Mac OS X 10.4 (“Tiger”) to its single-user professional font
management product. Current Suitcase Fusion 2 users on Mac OS X 10.5
or higher will receive this maintenance update at no cost, which also
includes a variety of desktop, plug-in manager and other

All current users of Suitcase Fusion 1 (version 12) are eligible for
upgrade pricing. English, French, and German versions of Suitcase
Fusion 2 v13.1 are now available for download from the Extensis web
site (http://www.extensis.com/SuitcaseFusion2).

Built on the platform used for the Extensis Universal Type Client,
Suitcase Fusion 2 brings together “ground-breaking technology with a
sleek modern interface,” says Brian Berson, general manager at

Suitcase Fusion 2 not only continues the tradition of professional
font management capabilities, but also focuses heavily on the
creative aspects of typography. By using Suitcase Fusion 2’s Glyph
View Palette users can preview and navigate through potentially
thousands of glyphs within a single type face, compare and select the
most ideal font for the project.

The Floating Preview feature allows creative professionals to drag
and drop type previews directly onto a layout for comparison and
selection. Suitcase Fusion 2 also allows users to view multiple fonts
side-by-side and dynamically zoom the point size up-and-down on the
fly. In addition, users are able to print font previews to further
compare font choices.

Also included in Suitcase Fusion 2 are all new auto-activation
plug-ins that automatically turn fonts on and off within the
professional creative applications users leverage every day. Plug-ins
and XTensions are available for the newly-released Adobe InDesign
CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4 and QuarkXPress 8, as well as for Creative
Suite 3 software applications and QuarkXPress 7.

Auto-activation operates in the background and provides creative
professionals with the ability to work in their chosen applications
while automatically activating the exact fonts by utilizing Extensis’
proprietary Font Sense font matching capabilities feature. Font Sense
creates a unique ID for each font — like font fingerprinting — to
ensure font consistency as documents move from design through