Luckily not everybody in the world is as blindly addicted to “progress” as ministers in northern Europe advocating the abolition of connected handwriting. In the number of African countries traditional handwriting with connected script is alive and well – and actively taught in schools.
Juliasys designed a custom font family for a-b-c books in southern Africa on the basis of local teachers’ sketches. OpenType coding was used to provide for complete glyph connection.
The family contains a regular and a bold weight as well as a dotted style which is used mainly in exercise books; – tracing as an enjoyable and effective learning method.