The Font Pharos
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The "Font Pharos" came into being as a regular columnist on font related matters in the free, weekly, electronic newsletter "Woody's Office Watch", otherwise known as WOW. The "Font Pharos" column moved to "Woody's Windows Watch" (also known as WWW) in the 8 March 1999 issue. Subscriptions to WOW and WWW may be made by visiting the Woody's Watch home page.
Woody Leonhard's Web site is at www.wopr.com

The Font Pharos was born on 1 July 1998 in WOW Issue 3:27 when I relented to the wish of readers (and WOW Editor, Peter Deegan) and agreed to contribute a regular column on font and typography matters.

Since that time the column has expanded, with comment on a far wider range of subjects than simply those related to fonts. I now write on Windows applications and utilities, PC hardware and industry activities as I see those areas affecting Windows users generally.

Peter Deegan asked that I come up with a "catchy" pseudonym and I settled on Pharos as it (almost) starts with the same letter as the word "font".

"Pharos" means lighthouse - guiding light - one of the seven wonders of the world - see the definition at Hyperdictionary.

The extensive knowledge of many WOW readers may also be "tapped" in the WOPR lounge where questions and answers on a range of topics are exchanged.

This reference page is intended to make it easier for WOW/WWW readers to find font and typography related matters in past issues of WOW/WWW.
The link in the first column of the table will take you to the WOW archives and the full contents of that issue.
The link in the second column of the table will take you to the font related text contained in that issue. Link to the full 1998 column material by going to the Font Pharos column text for 1998. A separate link will take you to material appearing in the Font Pharos column in 1999 and beyond - go to Font Pharos column text for 1999.

Font Pharos column content from issues of WWW after March 1999 can be found in the WWW Archives  Material accessed through that source contains "live" links. Unfortunately links in the following text pages are not live.            (9 Dec 2000)

 WOW Date & Issue

 Font related content and links

 17 June 98 - Vol 3 No 25
 Euro Currency symbol update Link

 23 June 98 - Vol 3 No 26
 FontList utility to identify fonts in Word documents Link

 1 July 98 - Vol 3 No 27
 Fonts in the "Don't touch" category and typography references Link

 8 July 98 - Vol 3 No 28
 Font Management utilities, Font Navigator & Adobe Type Manager. FontList update Link

 15 July 98 - Vol 3 No 29
 The Marlett mystery, Symbol Selector and the Dingbat Pages Link

 22 July 98 - Vol 3 No 30
 Valuepack fonts, the Adobe Type collection, Cool Fonts, the Type Quarry and Typofile Link

 29 July 98 - Vol 3 No 31
 How many fonts?, Scriptorium, Printer's Apprentice, Typograf, ThumbsPlus & FontMonster Link

 5 August 98 - Vol 3 No 32
 Linedraw disappearance explained. Cool Fonts on CD Link

 12 August 98 - Vol 3 No 34
 Font creation with "Softy". More font sites. Cool Font offer to WOW readers Link

 19 August 98 - Vol 3 No 35
 Word font sample macro. ThumbsPlus and the WOPR Lounge Link

 26 August 98 - Vol 3 No 36
 FontList 2.6, TrueType & the MAC, FMView as a font viewer, Open Type FAQ Link

 2 September 98 - Vol 3 No 37
 MAC<>PC font conversion, Euro symbol update, font creation with Corel Link

 9 September 98 - Vol 3 No 38
 TrueType & Type 1 differences, font searching & foreign fonts, font bug solved Link

 15 September 98 - Vol 3 No 39
 Fonts & Copyright, Foreign Language Fonts, Word default Link

 24 September 98 - Vol 3 No 41
 TypeCon, Typography and MyFonts update Link

 8 October 1998 - Vol 3 No 43
 Ye Olde font, FontLister viewer, SigMaker and Font Printing macro Link

 21 October 1998 - Vol 3 No 46
 Font Viewers, MyFonts Font Namer, FontLab "TypeTool" Link

 4 November 1998 - Vol 3 No 48
 Scriptorium offer, ScanFont 3.0, Bookshelf Symbol fonts Link

 11 November 1998 - Vol 3 No 49
 Temporary Font access, Scriptorium contest, Latest MS Fonts Link

 25 November 1998 - Vol 3 No 50
 Fontlist update, Font embedding, Kleptomania, FontLab 3.0 Link

 4 December 1998 - Vol 3 No 51
 Compatible fonts, Adobe Special Offer, Fractions, Text on Clipart Link

 9 December 1998 - Vol 3 No 52
 Comp.Fonts FAQ, FontLister 3.3, Font "textures", FontFX Link

 16 December 1998 - Vol 3 No 53
 Insert symbol mechanics, Extended Character Map Link

 30 December 1998 - Vol 3 No 54
 Remarkable Dingbats. Kleptomania update, MS Euro fonts Link

 13 January 1999 - Vol 4 No 2
 ZDNet "Tips" and utilities, the Euro, Printer's Apprentice 7.0 Link

 21 January 1999 - Vol 4 No 3
 Cleartype technology, Monospaced fonts, FontShow & Softy Link

 3 February 1999 - Vol 4 No 4
 Monospaced fonts, astrological symbols, unicode, bug or feature Link

 10 February 1999 - Vol 4 No 5
 Font resources, Font Creator, Font Fiesta, more on the "bug" Link

 Woody's Windows Watch (WWW)

 Click on the title at left for a link to the full WWW archives

 8 March 1999 - Vol 2 No 5
 Kleptomania, TransType, Printer's Apprentice, Font Lister Link

 22 March 1999 - Vol 2 No 6
 Font Creator, Microsoft Font Viewer, Dixie's Delights Fonts Link
   
 Index and links to be updated  This is a 2001/2/3/4/ project for my copious spare time.