UNESCO Selects Extensis Universal Type Server to Manage Thousands of Fonts

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Font server reduces IT problems in UNESCO’s Languages and Documents Division by 80 percent.

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The introduction of Extensis’ Universal Type Server has allowed us to organise, standardise and streamline our entire font management process.

UNESCO, a specialised United Nations agency, selected Extensis’ Universal Type Server to manage its library of 3,000 fonts used to create the organisation’s design of reports, administrative papers and publications. Announced today by Extensis, UNESCO uses Universal Type Server to manage font distribution and font licenses used in its Paris-based Languages and Documents Division.

With a library of 3,000 fonts, it's imperative that UNESCO has a system to distribute fonts to their creative team while maintaining efficiency and creativity. Keeping the team in synch, and legal with the right fonts, is critical.

Knowing that font compliance is imperative to its business, UNESCO selected Universal Type Server for its superior capabilities for managing this process. Additionally, UNESCO chose Universal Type Server for its ability to host its 3000 fonts on a single server, while ensuring the team has access to the correct fonts when they need them.

According to Faraj Hadi, Network Administrator for the Conferences, Languages and Documents Unit for UNESCO France, “The introduction of Extensis’ Universal Type Server has allowed us to organise, standardise and streamline our entire font management process. We have also become more efficient.”

The simpler font server has also reduced IT problems by 80 percent. Universal Type Server allows workgroup administrators to grant or remove access to workgroup fonts, effectively controlling the number of individuals who consume font licenses, while avoiding conflict or duplication.

Hadi adds: “The software is particularly user-friendly. The set-up of a client takes us less than fifteen minutes, which represents a time saving of 70 percent.”

UNESCO is part of Extensis’ prestigious list of global customers who are using Universal Type Server, including Condé Nast, Future Publishing, Young & Rubicam, The Art Institutes and Conair.

To read the full story of UNESCO’s experience with Universal Type server, please click here.

To learn more about Universal Type Server can help your team, see http://www.extensis.com/universal-type-server.

About Extensis

Celebrating 20 years in business, Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis’ award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com.


Founded in 1945, UNESCO is a specialised United Nations agency working towards the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, and communication. For more information, visit http://www.unesco.org.

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