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Free Handwriting Fonts for Teachers

Print and Cursive School Fonts For Learning How to Write

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These free handwriting fonts for teachers mimic lettering used to teach print and cursive handwriting skills. Below you'll find a very brief description of each of the handwriting fonts and a link to view a larger sample and download the font.

All the Handwriting Resources / School Fonts

  1. Free School Fonts (this page)

     

  2. Shareware School Fonts are free to try.

     

  3. Commercial School Fonts generally offer more complete character sets and greater variety of styles.

     

  4. D'Nealian, Zaner-Bloser, etc. explained very briefly.

     

  5. Cursive Handwriting in the US offers a little fun history, explains why cursive handwriting is relevant to desktop publishing, and links to some formal cursive handwriting fonts.

     

  6. Spencerian Script looks at cursive handwriting before the Palmer, Zaner-Bloser, and other modern handwriting methods. Find some fonts with roots in this lovely style.

     

  7. Blackletter Fonts are based on handwriting from as early as the mid-1100s.

Jarman

Woman writing alphabet on chalkboard
Jeffrey Coolidge/The Image Bank/Getty Images
Slanted manuscript font.
q - small curved tail
curved 'connectors' on several lower case characters
unusual curves and ears on some characters
Trace - see Jardotty, below
Rules - No
Style - a simulation of the Christopher Jarman cursive handwriting scheme

Jardotty

Jardotty School Font
Jardotty Trace Font
Slanted manuscript trace font.
q - small curved tail
curved 'connectors' on several lower case characters
unusual curves and ears on some characters
Trace - Yes
Rules - No
Style - a simulation of the Christopher Jarman cursive handwriting scheme

Learning Curve 2.0

Learning Curve Font by Blue Vinyl
Learning Curve Font by Blue Vinyl
Cursive font.
Rules - Yes, as extra character
Trace - see Dashed version, below
Extras - Yes, practice curves, rules
Style - similar to Zaner-Bloser old-style but with variations in W, D, and a few other slight differences

Learning Curve Dashed 2.0

Learning Curve Dashed Font by Blue Vinyl
Learning Curve Dashed Font by Blue Vinyl
Cursive font.
Rules - Yes, as extra character
Trace - Yes
Extras - Yes, practice curves, rules
Style - similar to Zaner-Bloser old-style but with variations in W, D, and a few other slight differences

Penmanship Print

Penmanship Print School Font
Penmanship Print School Font
Upright manuscript font.
Rules - Yes, 2 solid, one dashed
Style - can't quite identify this style - it differs from the standards I've found in several ways: thinner, J has top horizontal stroke, straight tail on q (no hook), shorter ascenders and descenders, G includes an extra vertical stroke. Could be the font designer's interpretation of a style of manuscript writing.

Primer Print

Primer Print
Upright manuscript font.
Rules - No
Trace - No
Extras - Yes, bold version
Style - Zaner-Bloser old-style manuscript

Print Clearly

Print Clearly School Font
Print Clearly School Font
Upright manuscript font.
Rules - No
Trace - see Dashed version, below
Style - somewhat similar to Zaner-Bloser old-style but with significant differences including being overall more narrow plus variations in J, j, K, k, and q (straight tail)

Print Clearly Dashed

Print Clearly School Font
Print Clearly Trace Font
Upright manuscript trace font.
Rules - No
Trace - Yes
Style - somewhat similar to Zaner-Bloser old-style but with significant differences including being overall more narrow plus variations in J, j, K, k, and q (straight tail)

Zyia Learns Letters

Zyia Learns Letters School Font
Zyia Learns Letters School Font
Upright manuscript trace font.
Rules - No
Style - similar to Harcourt Brace

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