Cursive fonts simply emulate cursive handwriting, in which letters are usually connected in a slanted and flowing manner. However, for different languages, cursive writing can mean differently, for example, for eastern Asian languages like Chinese, cursive writing focuses more on the formation and connectedness of strokes within an individual character while for Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic languages, cursive writing usually focuses more on the connections between letters. Cursive writing in English can date back to Norman Conquest, when a cursive handwriting style called secretary hand was widely used for both personal correspondence and official documents. Until the advent of typewriters and computers, cursive writing has been considered a way of formalizing correspondence and the teaching of cursive has been essential in public schools.
Now with the development of technology and availability of various cursive fonts, people can produce cursive writing easily, and cursive fonts are widely used in designs. For example, in web design, designers use various cursive fonts to add more personalized approaches to their projects. Many people also get their names, sayings or quotes tattooed in the cursive style which makes tattoos unique and personal. Scrawl Cursive designed by Tanya David is a typical font family of cursive style. A unique feature of this font is that many capital letters will join when preceding lower case letters, which will create much more real flow.
To download free cursive fonts, you can take a look at our collection of cursive fonts. If you are looking for professional cursive fonts with good kerning, alternates, broad character support, have a look at cursive fonts at MyFonts.com. If you don’t want the hassle of downloading and installing fonts, but just want to use cursive fonts fonts online, you should check our text generator tool below.
Create text images with cursive fonts
You can use the following tool to generate text images based on your selection of colors, text effects and sizes using cursive fonts in seconds. You can then save the image, or use the EMBED button to get image links. If you want to modify the image further such as rotating, bending or blurring, you can use our image tools.