Because the basis of our scheme is to teach letters in their letter families (groups) we have had to choose the letter shapes, for each font, we think are the best for joined, speedy, fluid handwriting.
You will find our preferred scheme letter shapes on the left of the individual font web pages.
Everybody has their preference, or combination of preferences, and so we have tried to accommodate this by offering a choice of letter options. If you have a preference for a letter shape we haven’t offered please contact us to discuss whether we can add your choice to our scheme.
We would recommend using our scheme letter versions, over a letter shape that you think children may be familiar with, as they provide the smoothest flow when joining letters. Children are exposed to hundreds of fonts every day and they don’t have a problem making the association between them and so for handwriting we would suggest teaching them the easiest ones to form.