Logic of English Handwriting Fonts
Logic of Engish developed a cursive and manuscript font that is used for handwriting instruction in Foundations and The Rhythm of Handwriting.
- Most lowercase letters begin on the top line and midline to minimize the number of starting places. The exceptions are b, e, f, h, k, l, and t.
- Letters are formed with the minimal amount of picking up of the pencil. Picking up the pencil for strokes requires more fine motor and increased instruction on where to place the pencil before beginning the next stroke.
- Letters are slightly slanted, because of the natural slanted positioning of paper.
- Letter formation is closely matched to the cursive font to facilitate ease in transition from one to another.
The font was modeled after the D'Nealian handwriting style; however, Logic of English thoughtfully made changes to the font to ensure handwriting instruction is developmentally appropriate.
The Logic of English handwriting font:
- aids students who struggle with handwriting
- requires a minimal amount of fine-motor skill
- fosters rhythmic handwriting development
- works natural movements of the hand and with the ergonomic slant of paper
- All lowercase letters begin on the baseline.
- Uppercase letters only connect to the next letter if they end on the baseline.
- Each of these letters rolls up to the midline, a clear stopping point for young students.
- The capital Q has been simplified to reflect the manuscript version.
- Letter formation is closely matched to the manuscript font to facilitate ease in transition from one to another.