The name “Schulschrift” that marks the FF Schulschrift typefaces is German for “school writing.” The family is based on three handwriting norms presently taught in German elementary schools by the German Ministry of Culture and Education. Historically, the three norms developed over a rather long stretch of time, and are the product of several attempts to make German handwriting into a form that is less ornate, and easier to write. The German Cultural Ministry adopted these three norms as official standards in the early 1970s in order to provide a basis for teaching practical penmanship to German schoolchildren. FontFont collaborated closely with German educational experts and textbook publishers to develop the FF Schulschrift fonts according to the set standards. FF Schulschrift A, B and C correspond to the German norms known respectively as the “Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift,” the “Lateinische Ausgangsschrift,” and the “Schulausgangsschrift.” Although these fonts have roots in German writing tradition, FF Schulschrift has also become popular in other parts of the world, not only because of its fresh and childlike appearance, but also because of its charming variations with ledger lines that evoke a gradeschool “classroom” feeling.