I’m wondering if there’s an ideal size for Gregg. In my Simplified manual, it’s all quite small, but perhaps that’s because they needed to fit more in and scaled it down. I find it difficult to write that small, so mine’s a bit bigger.
I know Gregg doesn’t need lines, but is it a good idea to use the lines as a guide (so a J always takes up all the space between the lines, but a CH goes only halfway etc.)?
Same question goes for vowels. I can imagine a situation where I look at somebody else’s shorthand and see ‘ale’ (a l) where they intended ‘ear’ or ‘were’ (e r). Admittedly, I’d have to see it in isolation to make this mistake, I suppose – if I saw it as part of a larger block, I might work out that this person wrote ‘big’.
So I suppose my question is this: does the size of the strokes matter in relation only to each other, or is there an absolute standard?