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MainType 9 released - July 18, 2019

We're proud to announce MainType 9 as it includes several major improvements and new features that will help you manage your fonts.

The most impressive changes are:

  • Smart font install
  • Select duplicates feature
  • Speed improvements due to new font preview cache
  • Improved display of similar fonts
  • Unicode 12.1 support
  • Fully compatible with Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903)
  • No more plugins

No More Plugins

We usually focus on adding new features, but this time we've decided to stop providing plug-ins. Only customers who (do most of their) work in Adobe InDesign benefit from the plugins, so most users never used them. You can read more about this decision here.

Using groups within MainType is by far the best independent way to manage fonts per project, no matter if you design documents in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Serif Affinity Designer, or even Microsoft Word. When you decide to use a specific font in a document, just add it to the group. The next time you start working on the project, you can select the group, and click the Install group button to ensure that all fonts are available.

Duplicate Fonts

Over they years your font collection might contain more and more duplicate fonts. MainType now comes with a new feature that selects all duplicates. This allows you to clean up your font library from outdated versions of your fonts.

Smart Font Install

Windows won't allow you to install more than one version of each font. So upon installing a font MainType verifies if another version is already active. With MainType 9, it will automatically uninstall that version. So no more checking and guessing, MainType takes care of this, pretty smart ;-)

You can download MainType 9 from our download page. Please use our forum to discuss the new features; enjoy!