Windows Vista: end of the line for Win ATM and multiple masters
Well, the title pretty much says it all. ATM Light and Deluxe don’t appear to work properly under Vista, and we don’t currently have any plans to update them (we stopped selling and supporting ATM Deluxe quite some time back).
However, multiple master (MM) fonts also don’t really work at the system level under Windows without ATM (Light or Deluxe). With Adobe applications that use our shared font engine, you can still put MM fonts in a shared Adobe fonts folder, whether it’s “C:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeFonts” or the “Fonts” folder within an individual application folder. So it will still be possible to get MMs working under Vista for, say, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. But not for Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, Adobe Freehand, or many others.
Sorry for the bad news. But I trust it was apparent that this sort of thing was coming sooner or later.