In 1981, Christian Clemens created a series of handwriting textbooks called Bedre håndskrivning, which are currently published and distributed by the publisher Alinea. According to the methods that are outlined in them, students learn Trykbogstaver, or simplified print letters in first and second grade, and then move to a cursive hand, which is locally known as Grundskrift, or basic script.
Clemens presented two models for teachers to choose from, one with loops and the other without them. Both models are modern cursives based on the same foundation: oval shapes, narrow proportions, short extenders and a gentle slope. The unlooped style is only partially-joined. The looped style features two distinctive letters, namely the lowercase “b” with a loop and closed bowl, and the lowercase “f” with a single loop and crossbar.