Insider's WEBSIWYG Brings WYSIWYG Font Catalog to the Browser

January 19, 2011 in Publishing (E)

[] Insider Software announced today the immediate availability of WEBSIWYG™ ("WEB-zee-wig"), a font-catalog web service that lets users view and request fonts residing on networked FontAgent Pro Servers.

Preview Server Fonts over the Network

With the release of WEBSIWYG, FontAgent Pro Server customers can enable their users to preview all fonts available on their organization's font servers--without requiring them to install the actual font files on their client computers. Other font-server technologies either provide no visibility into what fonts the organization has licensed, or force users to install the fonts on their system to view the fonts.

Provide On-Demand Font Access

By offering users the ability to preview fonts in any web browser, administrators allow them to explore their enterprise font server the same way they explore font vendor websites. Using WEBSIWYG, authorized users can log into FontAgent Pro Server and see what fonts are available, filter their search results, and see expanded previews of the fonts they have selected.

To download a font from the server, users add it to their shopping cart with a click. When a user finishes shopping, WEBSIWYG sends an email request to an administrator who approves the request, issues the user a license for the font, and triggers the font for download to the user.

Maintain Control of Font Licensing

WEBSIWYG enables FontAgent Pro Server users to preview fonts without requiring administrators to distribute the fonts to the users, thereby consuming an available font license. Using this approach, WEBSIWYG allows users to see fonts in their native typefaces while enabling IT, finance and legal departments to maintain control over font licensing.

System Requirements

WEBSIWYG runs on Macintosh platforms and requires Mac OS X Server version 10.5 or later, 1 gigabyte of disk space, 512 megabytes of memory, and connects to FontAgent Pro Server 4. Users can access WEBSIWYG using internet browsers on a variety of computing platforms.

Pricing and Availability

WEBSIWYG is available immediately and costs $195 for five users. Volume license pricing is available on request. For more information, visit To purchase FontAgent Pro products or obtain additional information, call Insider Sales at 866-366-8778 or +1-408-871-9933.


WEBSIWYG is a server-based online font catalog for users of FontAgent Pro Server 4. Offering one-click installation, WEBSIWYG is a J2EE application that can be deployed on Tomcat, Jetty, WebSphere, JBoss or any J2EE-compatible application container.

About Insider Software

Founded in 1994, Insider Software makes products that streamline the creative process, including the industry-leading FontAgent Pro family of font management products and Smasher,™ the world's first preventive font maintenance application.

About FontAgent Pro Server

FontAgent Pro Server is the world's most advanced solution for managing, distributing and synchronizing fonts across creative workgroups in agencies, small businesses and large enterprises. FontAgent Pro's unrivaled font integrity, scalability, performance, server replication, license management, directory services, live backup, web-based font catalog, font-usage manager, simple installation and easy administration make it an easy choice for solving creative workflow, font distribution and license compliance challenges.

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