Click the Info button in any font tile to see detailed information about that font.
Click the star at the top left to change the font’s Favorite status.
Use the three buttons at the top right of the Info pane to change the font’s activation.
Name: The full name of the font (what it’s mother calls it by when she is angry).
PostScript Name: This is the name that a PostScript interpreter (a printer or application) would use to identify a font. This name is typically stored in a document so the interpreter knows which fonts to use.
Family: The group of similar fonts that share a common design but vary in style, weight, or width.
Style: Differences in appearance, such as Bold or Condensed, that differentiate this particular font from others in the same family.
Classification: A way of categorizing fonts. The classification (or class) indicates specific design attributes of the font. Common classes are serif, sans serif, script, and ornamental.
Type: This describes the format of the font file. The most common types are OpenType - PS and OpenType - TT. You will also see TrueType fonts, and possibly PostScript. Don’t confuse OpenType - PS with PostScript (aka Type 1) fonts. OpenType fonts are modern and robust, whereas most software and font developers are phasing out support for PostScript fonts.
Version: This is the version number of the font. A font may have a new version released for many reasons. A minor version may indicate the addition of a glyph or minor corrections to glyphs, hinting, or some other aspect of the font. A major version change indicates some significant change to the font. Sometimes a font download includes release notes, and sometimes the foundry’s website will tell you what has changed. Often you have to accept it on faith that the newer version is somehow better than the previous version.
Connect Fonts lets you keep several font versions and differentiates them using Font Sense. This means you can keep a specific version for a client or for documents that you don’t have time to update immediately.
Font Sense is unique to each font. Extensis derives this value from information in the font itself. Extensis plug-ins add this information to a document’s metadata for each font used in the document. The Font Sense ID is more accurate than the PostScript name at identifying the exact fonts in use.
A Foundry is a company that creates or distributes fonts (or both). Connect Fonts extracts this information from the font’s metadata, typically the copyright notice or vendor ID. Having the foundry name may help you track down other information about the font, such as updates, or family and extended family availability.
The Libraries list shows all the libraries that include this font.
Tags: A word or phrase assigned to a font to describe it, link it to other fonts, and make it easier to locate using search tools. You can add tags to fonts that denote a project name, client, owner, or even a description that you feel more accurately describes the font. You can add as many tags as you want to a font.
Click the Edit button to add or remove your own tags that you and others on your team can use to search for fonts.
Font Sense Smart Tags: Smart tags are automatically assigned to fonts when you add them to a library. These tags let you add fonts to your workflow so that you can search for them immediately. You can add your own tags at your leisure.
Using font info to find fonts
Tags, smart tags, and other info areas include one or more words in a bubble, such as . When you click one of these bubbles, Connect Fonts will search the associated metadata field (such as Style or Foundry), and return all fonts that have that same value in that field.