Help Finding a Cursive Typeface for a Montessori Alphabet Book

NickScottTurner's picture

I'm making an alphabet book for my son. He attends Montessori school, where they introduce the alphabet using lowercase, cursive letters. I'm looking for a typeface that is reminiscent of the lettering that used to be in the cursive workbooks I used as a kid.

Here is a good example:

The "practice strokes" that start letters such as a, o, and q are important. My son's school will use lettering that has those strokes.

Thanks for your help.

Nick

P.S. I plan to self-publish the book, too, so I can't use typefaces with personal-use-only licenses. Thanks again.

Nick Shinn's picture

Handsome doesn't have entry strokes on a and q.

eliason's picture

True, I saw that after I posted. Okay, how about FF Schulschrift B? :-)

Joshua Langman's picture

Various links, in order of relevance. The first is "free for personal use," but maybe you can contact the author about use in published material.

http://desktoppub.about.com/od/lessonplans/ig/Free-Print---Cursive-Fonts...

http://websitetips.com/fonts/education/ (The font showcased in the promotional specimen image you provided is available here. Is there a reason not to use this one?)

http://desktoppub.about.com/od/freefonts/tp/Free_Handwriting_School_Font...

http://www.schoolhousefonts.com/fonts.htm

Hope this helps.

Josh

Stefan H's picture

I'm not sure if you would be interested in the typeface "Montessori Script". A typeface I've made based on the actual typeface used in many of the material that they use within the Montessori schools. A link for a mac-version could be found here;

http://www.macrhino.com/free.html

Contact me if you need a PC version.

Cheers

NickScottTurner's picture

Thanks a lot for all the links. You all have been very helpful indeed.

I think I'm going to use FS Contemporary from Educational Fontware. Despite Educational Fontware's less-than-ideal ligature situation (http://www.educationalfontware.com/FAQs.html ... scroll down to "How do you get the cursive to link?"), the glyphs are exactly what I need.

Thanks again.

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