What's new in Font Folio 11.1?

LEGEND ,
Nov 18, 2011 Nov 18, 2011

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Looks like Font Folio 11.1 released today, per http://adobe.com/products/fontfolio.

Can anyone tell us what is new in the past 5 years? I had hoped for some better glyph coverage in fonts like Utopia, but I don't see any evidence of that in the documentation, but I'm still hopeful?

The list of 80 additional fonts does not seem all that exciting for Western users, but perhaps much more so for users of other Arabic, Hebrew, Devanagari, etc.

Comparing the PDF font listings, here's what the new faces are:

HypatiaPro-ExtraLight.otf

HypatiaPro-ExtraLightIt.otf

HypatiaPro-Light.otf

HypatiaPro-LightIt.otf

HypatiaPro-Regular.otf

HypatiaPro-It.otf

HypatiaPro-Semibold.otf

HypatiaPro-SemiboldIt.otf

HypatiaPro-Bold.otf

HypatiaPro-BoldIt.otf

HypatiaPro-Black.otf

HypatiaPro-BlackIt.otf

KinesisPro3-Light.otf

KinesisPro3-LightItalic.otf

KinesisPro3-Regular.otf

KinesisPro3-Italic.otf

KinesisPro3-Semibold.otf

KinesisPro3-SemiboldItalic.otf

KinesisPro3-Bold.otf

KinesisPro3-BoldItalic.otf

KinesisPro3-Black.otf

KinesisPro3-BlackItalic.otf

AdobeTextPro-Regular.otf

AdobeTextPro-It.otf

AdobeTextPro-Semibold.otf

AdobeTextPro-SemiboldIt.otf

AdobeTextPro-Bold.otf

AdobeTextPro-BoldIt.otf

TrajanPro3-ExtraLight.otf

TrajanPro3-Light.otf

TrajanPro3-Regular.otf

TrajanPro3-Semibold.otf

TrajanPro3-Bold.otf

TrajanPro3-Black.otf

TrajanSansPro-ExtraLight.otf

TrajanSansPro-Light.otf

TrajanSansPro-Regular.otf

TrajanSansPro-Semibold.otf

TrajanSansPro-Bold.otf

TrajanSansPro-Black.otf

MyriadArabic-Light.otf

MyriadArabic-LightIt.otf

MyriadArabic-Regular.otf

MyriadArabic-Italic.otf

MyriadArabic-Semibold.otf

MyriadArabic-SemiboldIt.otf

MyriadArabic-Bold.otf

MyriadArabic-BoldIt.otf

MyriadArabic-Black.otf

MyriadArabic-BlackIt.otf

AdobeDevanagari-Regular.otf

AdobeDevanagari-Italic.otf

AdobeDevanagari-Bold.otf

AdobeDevanagari-BoldItalic.otf

MyriadHebrew-Light.otf

MyriadHebrew-LightIt.otf

MyriadHebrew-LightItAlt.otf

MyriadHebrew-Regular.otf

MyriadHebrew-It.otf

MyriadHebrew-ItAlt.otf

MyriadHebrew-Semibold.otf

MyriadHebrew-SemiboldIt.otf

MyriadHebrew-SemiboldItAlt.otf

MyriadHebrew-Bold.otf

MyriadHebrew-BoldIt.otf

MyriadHebrew-BoldItAlt.otf

MyriadHebrewCursive-Light.otf

MyriadHebrewCursive-LightIt.otf

MyriadHebrewCursive-Regular.otf

MyriadHebrewCursive-It.otf

MyriadHebrewCursive-Semibold.otf

MyriadHebrewCursive-SemiboldIt.otf

MyriadHebrewCursive-Light.otf

MyriadHebrewCursive-BoldIt.otf

KazurakiSP2NLight.otf

RyoDispPlusN-Medium.otf

RyoDispPlusN-Semibold.otf

RyoDispPlusN-Bold.otf

RyoDispPlusN-ExtraBold.otf

RyoDispPlusN-Heavy.otf

I suppose one answer is just "upgrade and find out." Looking at the case of Utopia, can I assume that the latest version from UtopiaStdReadMe.html is available? For instance, it reads:

    

The following faces have version 2.096:

         
  • UtopiaStd-BlackHeadline created Fri Dec 17 18:01:27 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-BoldCapt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:28 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-BoldCaptIt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:28 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-BoldDisp created Fri Dec 17 18:01:28 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-BoldDispIt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:28 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-BoldSubh created Fri Dec 17 18:01:29 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-BoldSubhIt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:29 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-Capt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:30 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-CaptIt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:30 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-Disp created Fri Dec 17 18:01:30 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-DispIt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:31 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-SemiboldCapt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:32 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-SemiboldCaptIt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:32 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-SemiboldDisp created Fri Dec 17 18:01:32 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-SemiboldDispIt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:33 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-SemiboldSubh created Fri Dec 17 18:01:33 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-SemiboldSubhIt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:34 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-Subh created Fri Dec 17 18:01:34 2010.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-SubhIt created Fri Dec 17 18:01:34 2010.

The following faces have version 2.097:

         
  • UtopiaStd-Bold created Wed Mar 16 14:24:26 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-Bold created Wed Mar 16 14:24:26 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-BoldIt created Wed Mar 16 14:24:24 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-BoldIt created Wed Mar 16 14:24:24 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-Italic created Wed Mar 16 14:24:25 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-Italic created Wed Mar 16 14:24:25 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-Regular created Wed Mar 16 14:24:26 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-Regular created Wed Mar 16 14:24:26 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-Semibold created Wed Mar 16 14:24:27 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-Semibold created Wed Mar 16 14:24:27 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-SemiboldIt created Wed Mar 16 14:24:25 2011.
  •      
  • UtopiaStd-SemiboldIt created Wed Mar 16 14:24:25 2011.

version 2.097 created 2011/03/16

  •      Utopia Std
  •      Utopia Std

version 2.096 created 2010/12/17

  •      Added code at end of name ID 3 'Unique Name' to indicate licensing foundry.
  •      Remove deprecated ForceBold keyword from CFF table.
  •      Update OS/2 table to version 4: add WPF names name ID 21 and 22 to name table, if needed.

version 2.076 created 2009/11/23

  •      Corrected font menu names in name table for Mac platform names. Name
  •      ID's 1,2 16 and 17 are now written following the same rules as the
  •      Windows platform names. Previous releases put the Preferred Name
  •      and Style in Mac platform name ID 1 and 2, and did not write name ID
  •      16 and 17, for legacy issues with old Mac OS versions.

version 2.066 created 2009/08/11

  •      Added Windows platform name ID 8- Manufacturer.

version 2.050 created 2007/08/16

  •      Release for FontFolio 11
  • ... [actually a lot of bullets here!]

So can I assume FF11.1 will have Utopia 2.097? I can't really see anything in the above that looks like a user-visible change of significance...

On the other hand, FF11.1 upgrades seem to be extremely reasonably priced.  List price of the upgrade is $29.95/seat (20-pack), so really that's chump-change. So I suppose I can't really go wrong. But it's hard to get excited about, especially when I already have Adobe Text and Hypatia Pro from giveaway incentives (though I guess having them in FF clarifies some potentially thorny licensing questions...)

Thanks!

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LEGEND ,
Nov 28, 2011 Nov 28, 2011

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Err, so I thought this would be an easy question...not so?

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Err...bump?

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