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Excuse my confusion...
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 13, '01 03:19:16PM

But all of the "new" features are part of OSX.

Windows font support is included by default.

The system automatically activates or deactivates fonts.

The font panel can tell you what all your fonts are and allow you to create sets, purely for organizational purposes since the system doesn't care if they are active or not.

They only thing I can see it doing for OSX is showing fonts in their own typface, but there is shareware to do that.

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Excuse my confusion...
Authored by: mwong on Nov 13, '01 06:11:34PM

Actually, Mac OS X does not allow you to activate and deactivate fonts like Suitcase does. If you want to have your fonts available to your applications, you must place them in one of the Mac OS X Fonts folders. If they are not in there, they are not available to your apps. The Mac OS X Font Panel is only available to Cocoa applications and only lets you create font collections (similar to sets) but does not allow you to activate or deactivate fonts.

Also, any fonts located in one of your OS X font folders are not available to Classic applications. When you activate fonts from the OS X version of Suitcase, those fonts are available to all of your applications, including Classic apps.

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an answer to your confusion...
Authored by: extensisTS on Nov 13, '01 06:41:58PM

Mac OS X will not activate and deactivate fonts. You must manually add and remove them from the various system Font folders. Additionally, the Mac OS X's font panel will only allow you to group your fonts (all of which are active) and even then it only works in Cocoa applications. There are very few Cocoa applications at this point, most are Carbon or simply run in Classic.

Suitcase 10.1 give you the ability to store your fonts wherever you like, not just the four Mac OS X font locations. It allows you to quickly and easily turn on and off fonts, thereby minimizing your font menu and saving on system resources. It also allows you to manage fonts for any application from one place. Fonts activated through Suitcase 10.1 will be available to Cocoa, Carbon, and Classic applications.

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