The weird news continues this week, spurred on by the impending National Independence and Children’s Day on April 23. Yesterday he rose from the dead; today, Turkish leader Kemal Ataturk's handwriting is resurrected - in digital form.
Entrepreneurial font enthusiast Murat Özbalcı said the fact the world has thousands of fonts but not one of Kemal Ataturk's handwriting was a "deficiency".
"I have answered more than 200 phone calls just today, and thousands of people have visited our website to download the font. I am not attempting to copyright the font, and am not demanding royalties. I just want to be remembered as the one who transformed Atatürk’s handwriting for use online,” Özbalcı told the Hürriyet Daily News today.
The font was prepared by a US firm after Özbalcı was unable to find anyone in Turkey to complete the task.
The font is available for free download at atartikeldeko.com.tr/atafont.asp.