I want a font that looks like 1st grade handwriting
September 11, 2004 2:45 PM   Subscribe

I need to find a font that has "1st grade letters." In other words, block letters (small, not caps) that are the shape / kind that we all learned to hand print in 1st grade. All the simple, clean, fonts that I have found type the "a" with the curled line above the circle. I need a font that shows the "a" as a circle with a straight line descending down at a slight angle. Another example: the "q"-- I need the font (or fonts, if this will take a few) to show the "q" with a curled tail-- the way one would teach a 6 year old to write it. Also, I need the font to be super clean and not "handwritten." I have found a comic sort of font that has the right letter shapes, but it is too frilly / ornate. Imagine a primary school reader... those are the letters I want! I tried to go to a font site, but with 20,000 fonts I felt like I was looking for the (cliche warning:) needle in a haystack. Any font gurus out there know exactly what I should get and where to get it? Last: free beats expensive, but I am willing to pay if the font site is selling it.
posted by limitedpie to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
The font you're wanting is called Denelian. That should help with a Google search.
posted by rhapsodie at 3:04 PM on September 11, 2004

The genuine article will set you back $20.
posted by Kwantsar at 3:05 PM on September 11, 2004

There's this, too.
posted by Kwantsar at 3:08 PM on September 11, 2004

School fonts has one (the first one) with the exact a that you describe, but I can't see the q.
posted by iconomy at 5:05 PM on September 11, 2004

I should have moused over Kwantsar's link before posting. Not after.
posted by iconomy at 5:06 PM on September 11, 2004

Thanks! Downloaded (and bought) "School Fonts"-- exactly what I was looking for!
posted by limitedpie at 6:16 PM on September 11, 2004

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