In the late 1990s, Rokus Publishing House (now Rokus Klett) began publishing a handwriting instruction book series called Na vrtiljaku črk. For this series, they commissioned designer and researcher Petra Černe Oven to work on the graphic design, who it turn advocated for a specialised typeface family, which calligrapher and type designer Lucijan Bratuš was brought on board to develop.
While never officially recognised, the typeface has emerged as the de facto model for handwriting instruction in Slovenia, and has inspired adaptations from other private publishers.
Marija Grginič, ABC 2: Poslušamo – govorimo, pišemo – beremo, 2. del. Delovni zvezek za pouk slovenščine v 2. razredu osnovne šole, Izolit publishing house, 2012. Illustrations: Polona Lovšin, Urša Krempl. Design: Barbara Jenko.
The typeface family is upright, and comprises both cases in print and cursive styles, as well a version with arrows that shows stroke order. The fully-joining, cursive lowercase letters have ascender and descender loops, except in letters “f” and “p”. The ascender of the “t” reaches the same height as other letters with ascenders, while the “q” features a characteristic slanted descender with a wavy bar at the bottom. Numerals “2” and “7” also have wavy horizontal strokes. Some cursive uppercase letters have out-strokes to facilitate joining with lowercase letters.