The problem with cursive

Submitted by Liesbeth on Wed, 05/18/2022 - 07:00
Why is it so difficult to create (or find) a good cursive computer font? Why do computer fonts so often look different from the handwriting we want to teach our students?  It has to do with the dynamic, flexible nature of cursive. Letters adapt to their surrounding letters.

I launched my font... What's next?

Submitted by Liesbeth on Tue, 05/17/2022 - 02:12

I few days ago I quietly launched my font School Cursive on TeachersPayTeachers.com.

My main reason for creating a font commercially is that I wanted to motivate myself to keep going until I had a finished product, and to stay on track with creating sometimes other people need rather than get sidetracked by whatever technical challenge seems novel and interesting.

Why cursive?

Submitted by Liesbeth on Sat, 05/14/2022 - 15:38

Why do I create tools for teaching cursive?

Because there are not enough good quality tools for teaching cursive yet.

In fact, since I've started creating materials and (later) tools for teaching cursive, I've started to notice how poor the quality is of most of what is available on the Internet.

So the simple answer is: I create tools because I can. Because I can do better.

 

So do I think everybody should learn cursive?