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The Chavez font

Reuters:

Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive - a font for typing in "El Comandante's" handwriting style.

The distinctive 'ChavezPro' font was launched by a group of young "anti-imperialists" to coincide with nationwide commemorations of the 60th anniversary of his birth.

Chavez's bold scrawl became famous to Venezuelans as he used to spend hours on national TV writing and drawing on boards and papers to explain policies, develop ideas and sign deals.

His signature, in red for socialist, adorns T-shirts, baseball caps and the walls of buildings around the nation.

They used letters written by Chavez while he was in jail for a failed 1992 coup attempt to digitalize his handwriting.

Here's what it looks like (definitely better than Comic Sans):

I think that looks pretty good!

Download here. (It's a *.rar file; here is a free Rar extractor for OS X.)

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Submitted by nippersdad on

"Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly."

That sounds like it would make the basis for a good short story. Very Harry Potteresque.

Submitted by lambert on

(Here.) I picked a few of the more readable ones.

I also like the font. It's not easy to make a nice handwriting font.

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Submitted by nippersdad on

Hmmmmm. Some of these could prove very useful as short form retorts to imbecilic statements on the internet.

"FOX nymphs grab quick-jived waltz"

One could easily see that being utilized as both an infuriating and confusing response to word salad in the right situation.

Bookmarked!