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Whiteboard Venetian

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:57 am
by William
This font may already be known to some readers of this thread.

The artwork was designed in an experimental usage of The First Public Cocomo Application during November 2007.

This was documented at the time in the following thread.


The font now has its own thread in the Gallery.

William Overington

6 December 2007

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:41 pm
by rambo
Hi .

I currently playing around with a Captcha (image code) php script and was wondering if you would like to make a couple of custom fonts for me .


The image code i'll be using will only use the numbers 0-9 to produce a 5 digit anti spam code .

A-Z etc are not required in the font .

Having download the HL font editor and changed the B in the above screenshot to see if my php script worked as intended - i can now use any font i want by uploading the font to the webspace .

Granted the above screenshot isnt what it could be and isnt a ideal example - but thats only because i'm still at the testing and experimental stages .

None the less from a technical point of view everything now works & its now just a matter working on the php script to produce the end result 5 digit anti spam image code .

The above page uses my current anti spam image code & the new one i've started working on will hopefully be easier for humans read - but still difficult enough to defeat the spammer bots that will scan the image and try to decode it .

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:58 am
by William
> I currently playing around with a Captcha (image code) php script and was wondering if you would like to make a couple of custom fonts for me .

Thank you for asking. For a variety of reasons I do not make custom fonts.

William Overington

21 December 2007

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:49 am
by rambo
No worrys - thanks for the quick reply .

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:51 am
by William
I have noticed two errors in Whiteboard Venetian version 0.08.

There are small contours a long way below the baseline in each of m and r.

I have now produced Whiteboard Venetian version 0.081, which is a copy of Whiteboard Venetian version 0.08 from which those two contours have been removed.

I have uploaded the new version to the web.

A reader who has the 0.08 version and who wishes to archive it may like to consider changing the name of that file from WVENETIA.TTF to become WVENETIA008.TTF.

William Overington

28 January 2008

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:51 am
by William
I have now produced an italic version of the Whiteboard Venetian font. This has been produced within FontCreator 5.6 using the Glyph Transformer Italic effect, using an angle of 7.13 degrees.

It is called an italic, though it is just an italic produced by processing the ordinary font rather than designing an italic font specially. So, for example, the lowercase l has a serif at the base.

If some readers are considering installing the font, then before installing the font some of those readers might like to have a look at the following thread, in particular my post within that thread which is timestamped as Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:05 am (the time and maybe the day may vary depending upon your local time zone settings).


If the ordinary Whiteboard Venetian font is already installed on the local computer yet the italic font has not been installed, some readers might like to set some text at 24 point in Whiteboard Venetian in WordPad and then highlight the text and set it to be italic. WordPad does its best to imitate an italic, using an angle of about (exactly?) 20 degrees. Using Format Font... shows that the italic is being imitated.

Installing the Whiteboard Venetian Italic font on the local computer and repeating the test using WordPad displays the effect of using the italic font, as using Format Font... should show.

Here is the link for the font.

Although the font is an italic produced by processing the ordinary font rather than by the designing of an italic font specially, hopefully the font will be of interest. Maybe the relatively small angle of the italic effect means that the serif on the base of the lowercase l does not look out of place.

William Overington

10 March 2008

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:31 am
by William
I have now produced bold and bold italic versions of the Whiteboard Venetian font.

The bold version was produced from a copy of the Whiteboard Venetian font using a glyph transform of bold effect with horizontal of 20 and vertical of 0 and with the Preserve side bearings checkbox checked. A lot of glyphs then had problems and these were corrected manually.

The production of the bold italic from the bold was fairly straightforward. I used the Glyph Transformer italic effect on a copy of the bold version of the font, with the angle set to 7.125 degrees (the program uses 7.13 degrees), the "Set font subfamily and font design to italic" checkbox checked yet the Preserve side bearings checkbox unchecked.

I have also produced a pdf document testing the four fonts of the Whiteboard Venetian typeface. ... s_test.pdf

William Overington

15 March 2008

Re: Whiteboard Venetian

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:01 am
by William
I have been participating in a thread in the support forum as follows.


I have realized that a link to the following thread may well be useful here.


William Overington

30 April 2010