What we offer
How to choose your handwriting fonts
We offer two different types of font package - unjoined font packs and Joinit for fully joined
handwriting. This page will help you to choose which package will best meet your needs. With our fonts you will be
able to create your own handwriting worksheets and classroom resources using your computer in your own school's
Unjoined font packs
Each unjoined font pack consists of five handwriting fonts: standard, dotted, lined, outline and arrow styles,
all with the same basic letter shapes. You can choose from precursive style letters (with no lead-in stokes) and
cursive letters (each lower-case letter has a lead-in from the line). These fonts are designed for the early
separate-letters stage - they do not join up.
Once the fonts have been installed on your computer you can simply select them from the dropdown font menu in
any programme which uses fonts, just as you would select "Arial" or "Comic Sans".
The unjoined fonts are TrueType (.ttf) fonts which will work on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems and in
any software which uses fonts.
Precursive unjoined fonts
Cursive unjoined fonts
Click here to see our precursive
unjoined font packs.
Click here to see our cursive unjoined font
Joined up handwriting packages
It is not possible to produce fully joined text in UK school styles with a basic font alone. This is because the
joins between the letters depend on the context. For example, in the word 'cat', the 't' will have a lead-in from
the line, from where the 'a' finishes, but in the word 'cot', the 't' will need a lead-in from higher up, from
where the 'o' finishes.
To achieve the correct joins we use a template which works in Microsoft Word. The template contains the Joinit
toolbar which runs a macro (a small program) to enable users to create fully joined text in three styles - solid,
dotted and lined. You buy the letter style you want, so there are no fiddly options to remember or set up.
Click here to see our Joinit packages for joined up
Minimum system requirements for all the Joinit
packages: Windows XP or later and Microsoft Word (must be full version of
Microsoft Office, Joinit will not work with Office Starter Edition). Joinit will also work on a Mac if you have
Microsoft Office 2004 or 2011 (but will not work with Office 2008 for Mac)