This is from another thread, but germane:
Depending on what font you're using, sometimes you can get away with a particular font in a font family that most people have, too. Like, I use Lucida because I'm kind of a sucker for handwriting fonts, anyway, but most people have the whole Lucida family on their system, even if it's only Lucida Console and not the Handwriting one that is supposed to be standard.
Bradley seems to be less common, so I skipped it this time, even though I like Bradley Hand ITC a lot better than the Lucida Handwriting font.
Others on site also use Lucida Handwriting successfully.
I personally use Brush Script MT in RP posts on rare occasion, but it's not a particularly feminine script.
Neither comes with Windows, nor does Monotype Corsiva
All three come with Microsoft Office and most of the MS Publishing applications and type add-ons
Brush Script also comes standard with Apple OS X, but not the other two
Note that, relevant to the quote from Trieste, both Windows and OS X have one standard font from the Lucida family listed (so may possibly also have Lucida Handwriting)