Handschrift D’Haese, also known as D’Haese Handwriting, is a method developed by Paul D’Haese (1897–1971) that has become the most popular handwriting method in the Flemish region of the Netherlands, since its introduction in 1944. Local publishers Averbode and VAN IN, the largest publisher of educational materials in Belgium, publish teacher’s manuals, practice books, videos, and classroom and e-learning material featuring Handschrift D’Haese.
Handschrift D’haese uses a slanted continuous cursive hand with fully-joined letters. The uppercase letters are extremely narrow in some cases, such as “M”, “V” or “W”, and follow a rather decorative cursive style. Lowercase letters are built on a slanted oval foundational form, and have medium-sized extenders that are slightly longer when looped. Notably, uppercase “Z” has a crossbar and lowercase “f” features a loop only in its ascender.