MainType makes it simple to find, preview,organize, install, and print your fonts. MainType supports allcommon font formats: TrueType, OpenType, TrueType Collections, andPostscript Type 1 fonts. Unlike simple font preview applications,MainType is designed for graphic artists, typographers, and otherpower users who demand high-end functionality such as networksupport, plug-ins, advanced categorizing, searching capabilities,and fast searches for the fonts that you need.
MainType uses an advanced docking system that allows you toconfigure the layout the way you want! Whether you want your panelshidden, docked, floating or in tabs it’s all possible.
Character grid with Unicode block navigation
Easily navigate through Unicode blocks, copy characters to theclipboard, sample panel or directly insert them into backgroundapplications.
Compare fonts the easy way
Simply drag and drop up to 5 fonts onto the font information panelto compare font properties. This helps you identify which fontversion you want to use, uninstall, categorize, or print.
Print samples of your fonts, and choose between four predefinedreports. Optionally preview before printing, so you can be sure youprint the font listings, character sets, or font information pagesyou want.
Tag your fonts
Tag your fonts with simple keywords such as Calligraphy, Serif,Symbols and quickly find the font you need by searching for thesekeywords.
Let MainType synchronize specific folders on your filesystem ornetwork with special groups in the groups panel and you will alwayshave an up to date list of your fonts.
Corrupt font detection
Corrupt fonts could make your system unstable so MainType detectsthem and prevents them from showing up in your library. The”Invalid Font Resource” dialog allows you to view corrupt fonts anddelete them.
Easy backup and restore
The Font Management Service Config (FMSConfig) utility allows youto make quick and easy backups of your entire font library, tags,groups, settings with just a few mouse clicks.
Font categorization and family grouping
Categorize your fonts by foundry, font-type, rating, font width,and more and optionally group your fonts by family.
Group your fonts
Create font groups for birthdays, holidays, cars, animals, themes,or whatever needs you have and quickly load, install and uninstallthem. This feature also allows graphic designers to store fonts perproject.
Repair font registry
The professional edition of MainType will automatically detectcommon font registry issues such as missing and duplicate installedfonts. These issues can then be fixed with a single mouseclick.
Font activation plugins
Designers no longer need to spend time looking for missing fonts,as the font activation plug-ins for Adobe InDesign automaticallyinstall fonts that are not already installed, but are available onthe PC.
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