TypeCon2006 registration is live. More details will be posted shortly, along with the program, which includes a discussion of font management in OS X.
In this session, I’ll join a panel of representatives from Apple and the makers of the leading font managers: Extensis (Suitcase Fusion), Insider (FontAgent Pro), and Linotype (FontExplorer X). These companies play a major role in the way fonts work (and don’t work) on our Macs. I hope you’ll be there to raise some tough questions so we can all demystify the curious nature of font behavior.
If you are so unfortunate as to not be in attendance, what would you ask if you were? Pass it along and I’ll see if I can slip it into the confab. It should be stressed that this session will not be a head-to-head comparison and balls-out battle of font management software (as much fun as that would be), but rather an effort to clarify OS X font management and educate users about best practices.
Over the last few years of following the industry and wrangling fonts myself, I’ve got a few questions of my own. Bore yourself by reading them all in one gulp below.
Questions for All Panelists:
Questions for Apple:
Questions for Linotype and Extensis:
Questions for Linotype:
Question for Extensis and Insider:
Questions for Extensis:
Question for Insider:
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