Aussie School Fonts Plus Home User download version (1 year duration)
Aussie School Fonts Plus Home User download version (1 year duration)
Aussie School Fonts Plus Home User download version (1 year duration)
Aussie School Fonts Plus Home User download version (1 year duration)

Aussie School Fonts Plus Home User download version (1 year duration)

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Australian School Fonts Plus handwriting software

This version includes 1 year download availability. If you have to restore your computer or get a new one, you can re-download it within 1 year using the link we send you. 

There are 2 other options available:
2-week download duration $29.95

Unlimited/permanent download duration $39.95

Aussie School Fonts Plus is the complete handwriting suite for all Australian schools that faithfully accords with each Australian State’s requirements.

With Aussie School Fonts Plus we’ve managed to turn handwriting guides designed for children to write easily and fluently with pens and pencils into a computer fonts cognisant of the nuances of the handwriting style! We’ve done all this without modifying the original style to fit our technology. In fact we have formed the technology to mimic the handwriting. Ne easy task but the result we have created is powerful and easy to use.

Makes perfect cursive joins as you type

In addition to the all the printing fonts, Aussie School Fonts Plus uses of our SmartLink™ Logic to enable teachers to create and edit any cursive type-based material live and on the fly in the handwriting font of their choice. This incredible, ingenious innovation makes cursive (running writing) and speed loop styles really easy to replicate on the computer.

Aussie School Fonts Plus sets teachers and kids free to write right now!

Australian States covered:

  • NSW (New South Wales) Foundation Handwriting style
  • ACT (Australian Capital Territory) adopts NSW Foundation Handwriting style
  • Vic (Victorian) Modern Cursive
  • WA (Western Australia) adopts Victorian Modern Cursive
  • NT (Northern Territory) adopts Victorian Modern Cursive
  • Qld (Queensland) Modern Cursive also known as QCursive
  • SA (South Australian) Modern Cursive
  • TAS (Tasmanian) Cursive
  • Yougnu Anangu – Compatible with the Australian Society of Indigenous Languages software keyboard
  • Bonus Utility Font – Suitable for each state and territory

Powerful features

  • Includes 248 freshly and meticulously updated fonts that accurately conform to the latest style guides from each Australian State and Territory
  • Its simple, dynamic use of our SmartLink™ Logic has allowed us be truer than ever to the published standards!
  • Vastly superior to every other school font ever published including the previous standard, our own 20-year-old Aussie School Fonts Deluxe
  • Unique 70+ character Utility Font that allows teachers to create a variety of blank guideline and slope line teaching materials
  • BOLD versions of all solid fonts
  • Outline, Numbered, Dashed (dotted) versions of all fonts

So simple to use yet so powerful

To use Aussie School Fonts Plus you simply install the set of fonts relevant to your state on your Mac or PC, open your favourite word processor, including Microsoft Word and Apple Pages, select the font variant you want to use and start typing. The magic happens live on screen with each keystroke! SmartLink™ Logic Logic invisibly takes care of the complex matters of selecting the forms of the letters and joins live and on the fly using a library of over 1,800+ logical rules and the hundreds of glyphs (characters)! The result is perfect handwriting that accords with the latest style guides issued by the Department of Education in your State!

Use the fonts with your word processor and other software

Using Aussie School Fonts Plus with your word processor or desktop publishing software is easy.

Using Aussie School Fonts Plus with your software

Using Aussie School Fonts Plus with your word processor or desktop publishing software is easy. Once you have installed the fonts (Instructions are included when you receive them) you will need to ensure that the ligatures capability of the software with which you choose to use them is enabled. Here following are simple instructions to get you going.

Harness the power of ligatures in MS Word

The Smart Link™ Logic used by the Aussie School Fonts Plus Cursive and Speed Loop fonts harnesses the power of ligatures. With Microsoft Word documents ligatures are disabled by default. It is therefore necessary to enable them when using the Cursive and Speed Loop fonts.

Enabling Ligatures: Microsoft Word for Windows, Microsoft Word 2010 and 2013

  • Launch your copy of Word
  • Open the Font dialogue box by pressing ‘Ctrl+D’
  • Click on the Advanced tab
  • Set the menu next to Ligatures to “All”
  • Under OpenType Features (above the preview at the bottom), check the box “Use contextual alternatives”
  • Click “Set As Default”, check the box “All documents based on the Normal.dotm template?” then click OK
  • Select the required Aussie School Fonts Plus font from your Font menu and start typing

Enabling Ligatures: Microsoft Word for Mac, Microsoft Word 2008

  • Launch your copy of Word
  • Open the Font dialogue box by pressing ‘Cmd+D’
  • In the Advanced section (above the preview at the bottom), check the box labelled “Enable all ligatures in document”, click Default…, then click OK
  • Select the required Aussie School Fonts Plus font from your Font menu and start typing

Microsoft Word 2011

  • Launch your copy of Word
  • Open the Font dialogue box by pressing ‘Cmd+D’
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • Under OpenType Features (above the preview at the bottom), check the box “Use contextual alternatives”.
  • Set the menu next to Ligatures to “All”, click Default…, then click OK.
  • Select the required Aussie School Fonts Plus font from your Font menu and start typing

Bonus! Unique Utility Font

Contains a unique utility font with 70+ utility characters that you can use to build a vast variety of guidelines and slope line teaching resources. Here’s a sample of a few of the possibilities.

Aussie School Fonts Plus makes the impossible possible

Handwriting standards are created to help kids learn to write with fluency and style. As they develop as hand writers, they move from single letters standing by themselves to simple joins and finally to speed loops. This dynamic means that it is impossible to faithfully model handwriting through fonts by simply turning each letter into a character and joining them in a mechanical way in a computer font. Handwriting guides are designed to be easy to write not easy to use on a computer. To reproduce the state-defined handwriting styles in a font is a complex task requiring a solution that adapts to context. Exactly what Aussie School Fonts Plus has done!  

The essential tool for teachers

Using Aussie School Fonts Plus teachers can quickly and easily create their own handwriting material in the designated font for their state in print, pre-cursive, cursive or speed loop variants. Create and edit in a flash Aussie School Fonts Plus allows you to edit your creations instantaneously. It seems incredible but when using the cursive and speed loops fonts the forms of the letters and joins adjust in front of your eyes as you edit your work. You can delete or add letters to work, copy and paste, spell check and even apply outline, guideline or arrowed variants of the font. It is truly incredible!   

Aussie School Fonts Plus & Aussie School Fonts Deluxe

Aussie School Fonts Plus builds on the foundation of the old standard of EdAlive’s 1994 classic, Aussie School Fonts Deluxe. It takes school fontography and simplicity of use to a whole new level.

  • Over 500 hours of meticulous research and exacting development and fontography.
  • Uses our SmartLink™ Logic to enable the creation and editing of cursive and speed loop fonts on the fly
  • No longer needs a helper programme to join the links between letters
  • Vastly superior to every other school font collection ever published
  • The new exemplar

Comparison of the old (Aussie School Fonts Deluxe) with the new!

   

SmartLink™ Logic

Perfect joins as you type!

Our SmartLink™ logic, used in the cursive and speed loops fonts, dynamically and instantly selects multiple variants of letters and joins live as you type, to give perfectly styled,seamless handwriting live. Its fontastic!

  • Doesn’t need a helper program, it just works!
  • Covers every possible letter and join combination
  • Install on any computer and just start typing in your favourite software. It’s that simple!
  • This dynamic technology that has allowed us be truer than ever to the published standards!

We have done the impossible!

We’ve managed to turn handwriting guides designed for children to write easily and fluently with pens and pencils into a computer font cognisant of the nuances of the handwriting style! We’ve done all this without modifying the original style to fit our technology. In fact we have formed the technology to mimic the handwriting. No easy task and it’s so easy to use!

What goes on as you type?

An Aussie School Font Plus Cursive or Speed Loop font contains up to 390 different glyphs (characters) to represent the 26 letters of the alphabet and their joins. Each time you type a letter the font intelligently assesses its relationship to the letters either side of it and dynamically substitutes the appropriate glyphs for the context. For example, to make sure that the ‘w’ and the ‘e’ in “wet” join correctly the technology dynamically selects a version of the ‘e’ and its corresponding join that links it all seamlessly together. The same logic easily accommodates the differences that arise in the joins needed for ‘le’ in ‘least’ and the ‘we’ in ‘west’ or  the ‘ro’ in the ‘row’ compared to the ‘to’ in ‘tow’. It’s complex but it all happens seamlessly on the fly!

Aussie School Fonts Plus is different to other fonts

Some states publish rudimentary fonts as a basic guide but they only have a single undeveloped character set and are never able to link. Over the years other publishers have tried to produce dynamic, linking fonts but the results fall far short of the standard achieved in this monumental project!

Key Features

  What makes Aussie School Fonts Plus special?

  • A compilation of 248 dynamic OpenType fonts aligned to the standards for all 8 Australian states and territories covering Print, PreCursive, Cursive, & Speed Loops writing styles with Solid, Outline, Dashed, Arrow and Guideline variants
  • Vastly superior to every other school font ever published including the previous standard, our own 20-year-old Aussie School Fonts Deluxe
  • Uses our specially developed SmartLink™ Logic to dynamically select the appropriate glyphs (characters) and joins instantly to give perfectly styled, seamlessly joined Australian handwriting in real time
  • Incorporates diagonal, drop-in, horizontal and up-sweeping joins and multiple variants of letters to cover every possible letter and join combination
  • Eliminates the need for “Helper” software to arrange text and create joins. It all now happens in real time.
  • Install on any computer and just start typing in your favourite software to create perfect handwriting in front of your eyes
  • Uses the highest standards in fontography to give professional results for Aussie teachers
  • Can be scaled to any size without loss of quality
  • Bonus Utility Font that allows teachers to create a variety of blank guideline and slope line teaching materials
  • Bold versions of all solid fonts
  • Pre-made pdf slope cards in a variety of weights and spacings
 

Use Aussie School Fonts Plus at Home

Aussie School Fonts Plus brings the correct handwriting style for your child right into your home. When young children start to write the letters of the alphabet they need to have clear images of the correct style to work from. Model the wrong structures and confusion can ensue. With Aussie School Fonts Plus what is done at home and at school work together.

  • Simply install Aussie School Fonts Plus on your home computer or your child’s laptop and the incredible power of the inbuilt SmartLink™ Logic will go to work. You’ll be able to show your kids how to write right!
  • Aussie School Fonts Plus contains a progressive range of fonts designed by educators to grow with your child. Starting with simple print and progressing all the way to speed loops, Aussie School Fonts Plus is a full writing program in a font set!
  • By using Aussie School Fonts Plus with your child you’ll immerse them in exemplars of good handwriting practice and give them accurate mental pictures to emulate. By having them trace the dashed and outline fonts they’ll build solid kinaesthetic memory and rapidly become stylish, fluent writers.

Full curriculum correlation with all handwriting guidelines

Aussie School fonts Plus gives teachers the vital tools they need to impart the essential skill of handwriting to children of all ages. It gives full support for all of the National, State and Territory handwriting guidelines.

The Australian National Curriculum

The National Curriculum requires that students commence learning to write by producing upper and lower case letters and progress through the years to write fluently and legibly with developing automaticity (see below for the relevant ACARA Content Descriptors). This is accomplished at a state and territory level by each of the education authorities prescribing the style of handwriting to be taught in their schools.

Each font has been meticulously designed to represent the relevant state guide. Starting with Print characters and moving to PreCursive and then to Cursive all the tools are there to make teaching so much easier. Once the foundation is formed then the Speed loops version of the fonts will encourage the development of fluency and speed. Our SmartLink™ Logic built right into the Cursive and Speed loop fonts allows you to create and edit your text live and on the fly with perfect joins every time. Aussie School Fonts Plus it truly amazing.

Aussie School Fonts Plus fully covers the scope of the handwriting activities described in the National Curriculum and interpreted in the state guidelines.  

  • FOUNDATION: ACELY 1653- Produce some lower case and upper case letters using learned letter formations
  • YEAR ONE: ACELY 1663- Write using unjoined lower case and upper case letters
  • YEAR TWO: ACELY 1673- Write legibly with growing fluency using unjoined upper case and lower case letters
  • YEAR THREE: ACELY 1684- Write using joined letters that are clearly-formed and consistent in size
  • YEAR FOUR: ACELY 1696- Write using clearly-formed joined letters, and develop increased fluency and automaticity
  • YEAR FIVE: ACELY 1706- Develop a handwriting style that is becoming legible, fluent and automatic
  • YEAR SIX: ACELY 1716- Develop a handwriting style that is legible, fluent and automatic and varies according to audience and purpose
  • YEAR SEVEN: ACELY 1727- Consolidate a personal handwriting style that is legible, fluent and automatic and supports writing for extended periods

State and Territory Curricula

The Aussie School Fonts Plus renditions of the various state styles are based on the following materials:

  • Tasmania
    • 2009 Tasmanian Education Department publication “Handwriting”
    • “Basic Handwriting” by Marlene Cox, Tasmanian Education Department,1985 (ISBN 0 7246 1313 7).
    • Covers: Tasmania Print, Tasmania PreCursive, Tasmania Cursive
  • South Australian Modern Cursive
    • “Handwriting – South Australian Modern Cursive” published by the Education Department of South Australia,1983, Reprinted 1996 (ISBN 0 7243 7173 7
    • “Handwriting in the South Australian Curriculum 2nd Edition” published by the Education Department of South Australia, 2007 (ISBN 1 9212 3305 2).
    • Covers: South Australian PreCursive, South Australian Modern Cursive
  • Queensland Modern Cursive, QCursive
    • Year 1-3 Queensland Department of Education handwriting resources
    • Alphabet Pack Year 1 (PR114), Letter book Year 2 (PR115) and Handwriting Pack Year 3 (PR121), published by the Open Access Unit, 1997 and the QLD Beginner Yr 4-7
    • “The Teaching of Handwriting in Years 4-7”: A Handbook published by Queensland Department of Education, Curriculum Development Services, 1984, Reprinted 1990 (ISBN 0 7242 4108 6).
    • Covers: Queensland PreCursive, Queensland Cursive
  • Victorian Modern Cursive
    • The Teaching of Handwriting Revised Edition published by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, 2002 (ISBN 0 7594 0240 X)
    • The Teaching of Handwriting, published in 1985 (ISBN 0 7241 7433 8)
    • Covers: Victorian Infant Cursive, Victorian Modern Cursive, Victorian Cursive
    • Also used in Western Australia, Northern Territory
  • New South Wales Foundation Handwriting Style
    • Writing K-12, Chapter VI – Handwriting: Teaching the Foundation Approach, NSW Department of Education,1987 (ISBN 0 7305 3640 8). NSW Manuscript.
    • Covers: New South Wales PreCursive, New South Wales Foundation Cursive, New South Wales Cursive, New South Wales Speed Loops
    • Also used in the ACT
  • Yougnu Anangu
    • Compatible with the Australian Society of Indigenous Languages software keyboard

Use Aussie School Fonts Plus in your class/school to:

  • Enhance the quality and relevance of your personally created teaching materials
  • Create you own handwriting style-guides, writing sheets and teaching materials for your own class
  • Model handwriting in all your printed materials
  • Install the fonts on children’s computers to familiarise them with the standards
  • Apply the fonts to existing texts, transforming them into exemplars of correct style
  • Create accurate mental images of the handwriting characters in the minds of your students
  • Build appropriate kinaesthetic memory as the children trace the letters

System Requirements

Windows: Windows XP with Service Pack 3 and later (including Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8)

  • Software supported:
  • Microsoft Word 2010 and later (must enable “Ligatures” accessible from the “Font” menu or see the Word manual for details)
  • Adobe CS2 Products and later
  • OpenOffice Writer 3.2 and later
  • Any software that supports OpenType Ligatures or Smartfont typography

Macintosh: Mac OSX 10.4.9 and later (Including Lion, Mountain Lion  Maverick & Yosemite) [El Capitan, Sierra & High Sierra have a known issue, please scroll all the way to the bottom for details*}

  • Software supported:
  • Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 and later (must enable “Ligatures” accessible from the “Format” menu or see the Word manual for details)
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • TextEdit
  • Adobe CS2 Products and later
  • Any software that supports OpenType Ligatures or Smartfont typography

Linux:

  • Software supported:
  • AbiWord
  • LibreOffice Writer
  • GNU TeXmacs
  • Listed Windows programs running on Wine
  • Any software that supports OpenType Ligatures or Smartfont typography

Licence type: Family or School Use - The family licence can be installed on any number of computers in one home

Format: Digital download. Link emailed within 24-48 hours of payment

Demo video and PDF samples are available for all states. Please email us at to request. 

 

* The developers have been made aware of an issue with the “InstallerLauncher” on Mac OS X El Capitan and above and are working on an update.

However, in the meantime, you can access the installer files themselves inside the “Installers” folder that was included in the DMG (Disk iMaGe) - The file format used in the Mac for distributing software. Mac install packages appear as a virtual disk drive on the Mac.

ASFP Installer Launcher

Once inside the Installers folder, choose the package for state you’d like to install.


Please note that depending on your security restrictions, you may need to hold Control and Click on the Installer, then choose “Open” from the pop up menu and then click “Open” again when prompted to install.