Free Penmanship Print Font Helps Kids Smarten Up Their Handwriting
Helping your child with their handwriting skills has never been easier, and now you don't need perfect printing to do it. Penmanship Print, a TrueType font designed by Richard Douglas, provides a plethora of perfectly printed letters on a background of three-line guides.
The glyphs include a complete keyboard, plus a number of special characters such as symbols for pounds sterling, degrees, copyright, and Yen; and the diaeresis/umlaut diacritical mark. Everything a Kindergartener could possibly need! Penmanship Print's ascenders and descenders are shorter than you might expect, but with this font I feel it neatens it up rather than detracts. The kerning is wide, but perfectly spaced, making it easier to use Penmanship Print at smaller sizes: use it at as small as 12 point to label your kid's school stuff, or at larger sizes for writing/reading practice. For me, the guidelines alone are worth the download time; the grave accent key creates an unbroken handwriting guide that you can use in place of a space or without any text to allow you to easily create composition pages to spec.
Penmanship Print is free for personal use; for commercial use (or for full embedding) contact Richard Douglas.