Extensis Awarded Patent for Innovative Font Identification Technology

PORTLAND, Ore. – Extensis, a brand of Celartem, Inc., today announced that it has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its popular Font Sense™ technology. Font Sense is found within Extensis’ leading font management solutions including Suitcase Fusion, Suitcase for Windows and Font Reserve Server.

This technology provides a robust and industry-proven mechanism to identify and match exact versions of fonts. Extensis uses this cross-platform technology in its own font management applications to ensure that an application can activate the exact version of a font. Font Sense is available in Suitcase Fusion, Suitcase for Windows and Font Reserve Server and allows for true font identification in Illustrator, InDesign and QuarkXPress documents.

“Opening a document in creative layout applications without Font Sense could result in frustrating font substitution problems which in turn could lead to text re-flow and layout issues,” said Martin Stein, Vice President of Corporate Solutions for Extensis. “Only Font Sense will fingerprint fonts using multiple criteria such as font type, foundry and version to ensure exact font version matching and auto-activation, thus preventing potential font conflicts and silent font substitutions from occurring.”

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the patent, number 7,197,706 and entitled Method and System for Ensuring Accurate Font Matching in Documents to Extensis for its unique technology advancements in font management. Extensis cultivates an environment that is committed to breakthrough technology and currently owns several patents and has additional patent applications pending in the United States. Recently, Extensis was awarded a patent for its digital asset management solution, Portfolio, for its original floating Express Palette feature.

For more information on Extensis’ patented Font Sense technology, download the following whitepaper at The whitepaper takes a deeper look at the issues caused by font substitution and how Font Sense’s fingerprinting technology works to eliminate these issues.

About Extensis

Extensis is a software developer that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and secure their brand by efficiently and effectively managing their creative assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Suitcase, Suitcase Fusion, and Font Reserve for font management and Portfolio for creative assets management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit or call 1-800-796-9798.

About Celartem

Celartem Technology, Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.