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Monotype launches Monotype Fonts

Monotype announced the launch of Monotype Fonts, an on-demand font service designed by creatives, for creatives, making it easier to find, manage, share and license fonts. With more than 50,000 unique fonts, and 30,000 typeface designs, as well as a single agreement and central point of access to foundries and type designers, teams can now use fonts limitlessly. Monotype Fonts enables creative professionals to spend less time on administrative work and more time on designing meaningful brand experiences. Known previously as Monotype’s Mosaic, with Monotype Fonts, enterprise brands can tap into the extensive expertise of the Monotype Studio, and our team of type designers and engineers. This includes the Studio’s curated collections, inspirational content, and early access to new releases – such as the recent launch of Futura Now.

Monotype Fonts includes Monotype’s library of over 14,000 designs as well as a collection of independent foundries and type designers. Monotype Fonts covers 90 percent of the world’s spoken languages. Every font in the library is covered by a single license. Use these fonts for anything, from early prototyping to sprawling digital campaigns to a global rebrand. No double-checking licenses and paperwork, no pausing the design process to chase down approvals. Teams can work with auto-activation into creative programs like Sketch as well as Adobe InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator software, even when offline.

Collabio Spaces debuts at Web Summit 2020

XCDS announced the Collabio Spaces team collaboration app will debut at Web Summit 2020. After several years of stealth mode development, the team which includes former QuickOffice engineers released their alternative view on collaboration around documents and co-authoring. Their software works with the majority of popular office document formats and enables real time collaboration even without Internet connection and clouds. Collabio Spaces allows you to share access to your documents whilst keeping them exceptionally and solely on your private mobile or desktop device. XCDS is a software development company that creates user-friendly and efficient office software for iOS, macOS, Windows and Linux devices, and now — our new iOS app.

The Internet Society and IETF announce new strategic agreement on Open Standards work

The Internet Society and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) announced a new long term strategic agreement that will ensure the continuity of the IETF’s critical work in creating open standards that make the Internet work better. The IETF has been at the center of technical innovation for the global Internet for nearly 35 years. Open standards allow devices, services, and applications to work together across the tens of thousands interconnected networks that make up the Internet and everything it enables such as the Web and email.

The Internet Society provided the organisational home for the IETF until 2018 when the IETF Administration LLC was formed to support its ongoing operations. Under the new six-year agreement, the Internet Society will provide financial support in two areas: IETF’s work through the LLC, and a new donor match program in support of upcoming fundraising efforts for the IETF Endowment, which is designed to provide long term funding for the IETF’s mission. The new agreement will go into effect on January 1, 2021 and run through December 31, 2026.,

Gutenberg Technology adds features to CMS

Content management platform provider, Gutenberg Technology (GT), unveiled new platform features to help content authors rapidly create and deploy new products, including advanced functionality that empowers publishers, corporations, and higher education institutions to create audience-specific digital and print content products from within a single workflow. The GT Platform helps content authors across publishing, education, and corporate training create, reuse, and distribute knowledge through:

  • Simultaneous digital/print workflow for different audiences: Sophisticated content reuse tools, including the new contextual audience tagging feature, empower education customers to create specific product versions for teachers, students, and other audiences, simultaneously.
  • Derived products: GT’s platform enables organizations to create derived products using legacy content. By leveraging metadata coupled with contextual audience tags, companies can get new products to specific learners on any device quickly.
  • Create once, publish to any LMS: GT supports the Learner Tool Interoperability (LTI) standard so online program managers (OPM) and certification companies like CompTIA can create content once and publish it to multiple learning management systems (LMS) at different universities. The LTI capabilities give content creators more control over the content being published to LMS systems and enables them to rapidly make changes and updates to courseware in real-time. announces GlobalLink Connect integration for Pimcore, the technology division of TransPerfect, announced its certified GlobalLink Connect integration for Pimcore. The enterprise-level integrated solution gives Pimcore users a new way to use GlobalLink Connect’s translation workflow management and create translation requests within the familiar interface of the Pimcore application. GlobalLink Connect for Pimcore provides an all-in-one solution to initiate, automate, control, track, and complete all facets of the translation process. The combination of Pimcore’s open-source platform and the extended localization workflow capabilities of GlobalLink Connect provides users with a comprehensive solution for managing global enterprise content with minimal effort. The integration provides a configurable API adapter connected to within Pimcore’s Data Hub. Active clients of Pimcore’s Enterprise Subscription get full access to this new feature, and Pimcore users can define which data they want to translate.,

Frontify launches desktop app for DAM platform

Frontify launched its first Digital Asset Management desktop app, where users of the brand management platform have immediate access to approved brand, marketing, sales, and design assets. Compatible with macOS and Windows systems, the app provides anyone, anywhere, access to the latest digital assets such as logos, icons, images, docs, and more with just one click. Access to assets, without having to open Frontify, provides employees with the means and confidence to execute sales presentations, digital ads, onboarding documents, promotional items, etc. without barriers. This expands the typical user group beyond marketing, brand, design, and dev teams to include more employee roles benefiting from the brand connection, increasing productivity and asset engagement for everyone. Governance is maintained at the backend, through targeting, permissions settings, and other features that ensure the proper assets are available to the right people.

It’s a straightforward experience with Frontify for Desktop. Just click the icon for instant access to your brand content. A global search lets users search for specific assets from any of the Frontify Libraries, which can be drag-and-dropped wherever they’re needed. The initial release is available without an additional fee to Enterprise users, with wider availability to come.

Vpress smooths W2P with new Dynamic Editor

Vpress released a new version of its Dynamic Editor aimed at making web-to-print applications easier for non-expert customer users, improving printers’ profitability in the process. Its new Dynamic Editor 4.0 is fully integrated with the developer’s Coreprint Digital Asset Management system. The new version has been in development for approximately eight months and includes 12 key features including an improved dynamic user interface, guidance on user tools, live resizable page thumbnails, better management of large text content, and speedier loading of complex multi-page templates. There is no need to refresh the page after each field is edited and completed, “saving a significant amount of time and effort”. Some UK customers have already started using it.

The Open Group and ITU to develop digital government strategies

The Open Group, the vendor-neutral technology consortium, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), announced a collaboration to accelerate public service innovation and transformation for better citizen outcomes and optimal utilization of ICT infrastructure. By working together, The Open Group and ITU will aim to promote, guide, and build capabilities for digital government strategies and citizen-centric Enterprise Architecture (EA) across the globe. With the necessary guidance and materials, resource-constrained countries will be better placed to convert digital strategies into implementable large-scale systems. As such, the strategic alliance between ITU and The Open Group will fill the gap between digital investments and best practice architectural approaches for the achievement of the SDGs.

The work undertaken as part of the collaboration will be executed by The Open Group Government EA Work Group. The Work Group will develop processes that enable seamless information flow across various government ecosystems, making existing EA resources – including guides, frameworks, use cases, and methodologies – easier to use and available to all. Through providing access to these resources, both The Open Group and ITU will help governments to build the capabilities needed to implement architectural approaches at scale, based on their country-specific needs.,

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