Playwrite Brasil Font


Playwrite is a typeface engine that allows the creation of primary school cursive fonts.

Educational Vertical cursive models first appeared in the 19th century in France, England and USA as simplified forms of their predecessors, Roundhand and Spencerian styles, respectively. The upright cursive writing did not enjoy a long period of popularity in northern European and Anglo-American countries. It was, however, widely adopted in Spain, Portugal, Italy, and France, where it is still used. From these countries, it travelled to erstwhile colonies such as Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile, among others. In Brazil, this resulted in the replacement of the then-popular models of handwriting, such as Palmer from the US and commercial roundhand script from England, with the vertical cursive approach.

This style features a vertical continuous cursive with medium-length extenders, round letters, and a slow curve speed. The capital letters are predominantly cursive, with many designed to connect seamlessly to the following lowercase letters. 'Q' is notably distinctive in shape. Many lowercase letters begin with curved entry strokes. The letter 'q' includes a crossbar, 'f' features a mirrored bottom loop, and 'z' is characterized by a round form with a looped descender.