Winter 1996

Adobe unpacks suitcase rival

Symantec’s Macintosh font handler, Suitcase, has had a radical overhaul, but so has Adobe Type Manager Deluxe

The Suitcase utility, which expands the font handling capabilities of the Macintosh’s operating system, has been an undisputed must-have since it hit the market in 1987. But it has not always been without problems. Back in late 1994, there were widespread reports of Suitcase’s incompatibility with the Quadra AV Macintoshes, in particular the 840AV. I was among those having trouble with it, and ‘met’ Steven Brecher, the inventor of Suitcase, on-line to tell him about my continual system crashes.

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