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Dotted Letter Fonts

If you teach a classroom of budding young scholars, you realize that the first steps on lifelong learning involve the fine skill of reading and writing. One way to help young children learn how to write is to work with individual letters. A common method of teaching the individual letters is to provide practice pages that have the letters formed with a series of dots or dashes. The children can then follow the dashes or connect the dots to create the letters themselves.

If you need to create such practice pages, then finding a font that will do the dotted or dashed letters is important. Fortunately, there are many sources from which you can find such fonts. The following are just a few of the Web sites from which you can download the font for free:

  • http://www.tooter4kids.com/Preschool/teaching_your_child_to_write.htm#Fonts1
  • http://desktoppub.about.com/od/fonts/p/tracefont.htm
  • http://www.bvfonts.com/fonts/fonts.php?show=free&by=date

If the above fonts aren't exactly what you want, you might also check out some specialty fonts or fonts that emulate old dot-matrix printers. There are more dots that make up the letters, and they are closer together. Here are a few places to look:

  • http://www.free-fonts.com/matrix_fonts.html
  • http://www.myfonts.com/browse/keyword/dot/

If you don't mind paying a few dollars, you can also find fonts like this at the following Web sites:

  • http://kidsfonts.mivox.com
  • http://www.fontmenu.com/site/_BlockLetters.html
  • http://www.fonts4teachers.com
  • http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/Print_Fonts/font.htm

Make sure you take the time to look around and determine which font will work best for your needs. All of the fonts are slightly different, and will therefore produce different results.

You can even take your efforts a step further, and find places on the Web where the practice pages are already put together for you. Here are just a few of the many places where you can find such resources:

  • http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive.htm
  • http://www.internet4classrooms.com/kplus_writing.htm

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bob    14 Dec 2016, 10:15
This is totaly unhelpful. they all cost money
Habib    24 Oct 2016, 12:16
Thanks Parthenon,
I've used your the info you gave and it worked. Thanks a lot
April Cottreau    12 Aug 2016, 10:46
Why can't the list of fonts in word just include a couple of dotted letter fonts? Maybe that was one improvement with Windows 10. I like my current version, so haven't switched.
parth    09 Jan 2016, 12:17
1.type dotted font in google search.

2 download fonts and copy the fonts
3 open control panel go to fonts
4 paste the fonts
5 when using word or excel just use the fonts from drop down menu

as simple as that
parth    09 Jan 2016, 12:15
1.type dotted font in google search.

2 download fonts and copy the fonts
3 open control panel go to fonts
4 copy the fonts
5 when using word or excel just use the fonts from drop down menu

as simple as that
abdi    27 Dec 2015, 14:08
Charissa Jacobson    29 Sep 2015, 14:38

I tried to follow your instructions but it does not work. I'm using Windows 7. Any fix?

Thank you,
~ Charissa
Burger    10 Sep 2015, 23:48
I'm looking for a font that is dashed lettering, on penmenship lines, with a starting dot for the student to know where to start writing the alphabet. Anyone can help me with this?
Paul Owusu junior    08 Jul 2015, 07:03
How to enter dotted texts in ms word.2010
manoj kumar    23 Jun 2015, 10:28
how to make dotted letters in excel or word
Ornella    20 Apr 2015, 13:59
Please can u help me... i use the dotted alphabets but when i print it does print.
Can anyone help me thanks
Ann    07 Feb 2015, 01:21
Thank you for this website and thank you very much Sam for the information how to install the font. This is really excellent. Now, I can give tracing activities to my children.
kixy    20 Dec 2014, 03:34
hay guys its awesome because you can teach younger kids like how to trace over dotted letters and i think for teaching assistants that so helps.so say starting with the alphabet trace over these letters and tell me whats the words i wrote.i think its harder for children aged about 3 to 6 to understand what each capital letter represents so like basic phonics and english set tasks children doing this will struggle if they have learnt fully to do it dotted then they will proberly be more used to the way each letter is shaped so they dont no longer need dotted to trace but just using there memorys they can remeber the shape of each letter.
Amit Kumar    13 Dec 2014, 05:48
Dear Sir,
           I want some hindi dotted trace font for kids.
Dennis    09 Dec 2014, 01:16
So I tried this link: http://desktoppub.about.com/od/fonts/p/tracefont.htm

it is awesome!!
1. you just download the version you want
2. install open word
3. write trace in front and make what ever you want
4. if you use it for school use please contribute the guy he deserve it since hes not as lazy as you :P
JB Koirala    01 Dec 2014, 18:15
Thank u very much. So useful tips. I found what i needed.
DANISH ALI    09 Sep 2014, 03:11
Husnain    19 Jul 2014, 18:36
please provide me software to write alphabets in dotted letters for kids
Sam    23 Jun 2014, 19:10
Martin and tsheringtdor, if you haven't figured out how to do it yet, all you have to do is download the zip file, go to control panel, find Fonts, then copy and paste the .TTF file to it, and you will be able to use it on both word and Excel..

I found the ones on the below link the most suitable, you might want to check them out :)

Hope this helps
Sam    23 Jun 2014, 19:06
Thanks man, I found what I needed.. You have saved me and everyone else a lot of efforts!
Thanks once again
tsheringtdor    23 Jan 2014, 13:49
how to make dotted letters in excel or word

kindly guid me
martin    15 Feb 2013, 07:57
how to make dotted letters in excel or word

kindly guid me

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