- Almost every country in the European Union has its own legally defined educational typeface, but none of these educational typefaces have all necessary characters for all European languages.
- The anachronistic diversity of European educational typefaces makes it almost impossible to develop multilingual educational software for reading and writing beginners.
- There are severe issues in legibility and readability with some of these educational typefaces, which makes reading and writing for beginners unnecessarily difficult.
- Many computer fonts of the European educational typefaces have technical faults.
- Many of these font families lack the necessary fonts for teaching writing.
A good educational typeface does not have any of these problems, but at the moment there is no European educational typeface that fulfils these criteria.