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 free fonts collection, which offers more than 20,000 fonts in different categories. If you are looking for cursive fonts that are of high quality (well kerned, alternates, broad character support, etc.), have a look at cursive fonts at myfonts.com. If you don’t want the hassle of downloading and installing fonts, but just need simple designs in cursive fonts, then you can check our design tool below.
Create text-based logos and images with cursive fonts
Below is a collection of cursive fonts. You can use the following tool to generate text images based on your selection of colors, sizes using cursive fonts in seconds. To download the image, just right-click on the image and save. To embed images on web pages or forums, you can click on the EMBED button to get codes.