Wednesday, September 26, 2012

School fonts

If you've ever wanted to make your own worksheets using the correct handwriting font of your state, School Fonts is the way to go.  Although you can download free fonts from some state education sites, you don't get the extra fonts such as dots for tracing and the numbered outlines font for channeling.  They come as a set of fonts, each distinct to the state of Australia you come from, and are $30 per set.  Can be installed with Mac, OSX, and any Windows including XP, Vista, and Windows 7.  Fonts can be emailed to you directly or posted as a CD.

The story of how school fonts got started and its links with a small school in North East Arnhem Land can be found here.  The story of how the funds generated from the project are used to benefit indigenous people can be found here.

3 comments:

Tasmanian said...

That was quick! (I had suggested to Deb a few hours ago that she write a post on this!) I love these fonts.

Karen said...

We have this at work. It's really good. And most helpful for state border dwellers like me...working with kids who will learn Queensland handwriting while my own kids learn the NSW version :)

CardsAsGifts said...

I have been using them too. A friend of mine has made an ipad app using Vic Modern Cursive.