The fonts in OpenType format, which have been on the market for about ten years, can contain advanced typographic functions that allow you to obtain particular effects, useful for the construction of calligraphic alphabets. Effects that can make a typeface that wants to reproduce handwriting appear more fluid and spontaneous.
When we started our writing project at the Istituto Comprensivo di Terranuova Bracciolini, in Arezzo Italy, the idea was to write everything by hand. However, we realized that producing by hand all the necessary materials was impractical. So we decided to make Italica, a digital font.