The Logic of English Handwriting Style
In developing Logic of English curriculum we knew that models for handwriting would be important for struggling students. Since we are convinced that cursive is the best way to teach handwriting we began our search for a cursive font to use in our program.
(You can read more about our reasoning at Why Begin with Cursive?)
Font development is a very expensive venture, especially for a cursive font. In order to create smooth connections between letters, a font developer must develop a new ligature or character for every combination of letters. This means developing a true cursive font could cost more than $30,000 or $40,000. However, we found a state-of-the-art font developer, David Occhino, who already wanted to serve the educational community and create the best cursive font on the market. This provided us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a font unique to Logic of English at an affordable price.
The Logic of English font is modeled after D'Nealian. However, we made several changes. First, we ensured that all the lowercase letters began on the baseline for ease in teaching. Second, we simplified a few of the capitals and made sure they consistently connect to the next letter only when they end on the baseline.
Logic of English now has the most advanced cursive font on the market. When you type with this font, the words are automatically connected correctly at the baseline or midline. This font can be blown up to poster size and still look perfect! It has options with bold, guides, midlines, and more.