Cursive fonts simply emulate cursive handwriting, in which letters are usually connected together 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 data 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 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 creates much more real flow.
Scrawl Cursive by Tanya David
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 and you can download them all for free. If you are looking for cursive fonts that are of high quality (well kerned, broad character support etc. ), have a look at cursive fonts on MyFonts.com.
If you don’t want the hassle of downloading and installing fonts but just need simple designs in cursive fonts. Check the tool below.
Generate Designs with cursive fonts
Below is a collection of cursive fonts. You can use the following tool to generate text designs based on your selection of colors, sizes using cursive fonts in seconds. To download the image you generated, just right click and save the image. To embed images on web pages or forums, you can click on the embed button to get embed codes.
UPDATE: now you can generate images from custom text with more than 50,000 free fonts in 75 categories on our website, just go to free fonts page. select a category and click on a font to get started.