Fancy cursive are usually written in a conjoined and/or flowing manner. Unlike casual cursive's being a combination of joints and pen lifts, formal cursive are generally joined. People intend to write in a fast way with this writing style, which can be further divided as "looped", "italic", or "connected". The cursive methods are used with a number of alphabets, improving writing speed and infrequent pen lifting. Since many or all letters in a word are connected, sometimes fancy cursive fonts are hard to recognize.