Écriture B is the second half of Modèles d’Écriture Scolaire A and B, the French Ministry of Education’s initiative to reform handwriting teaching. It is designed by Marion Andrews, and was released in 2013.
This model is inspired by humanist writing of Renaissance and contemporary italics developed in England during the 20th century. It is semi-cursive with contextual letter-joins. It allows flexibility to the writer to join or not join letters, according to the rhythm and cadence of their handwriting.
There is an upright variant of the model called Écriture B Romain, and a slanted one called Écriture B Italique. Both variants come with simplified uppercase letters by default. More cursive uppercase letters are available in alternatives known as Écriture B Romain Orné and Écriture B Italique Orné.