I’ve noticed that certain Japanese characters have one form that is most common in type-face, but a different form if you look up the stroke order (using platforms such as KaniWani).
To give a simple example, “hachi” usually shows up in typeface as 八 but can occasionally show up as ハ. The stroke order on KaniWani looks closer to the second form:
Or for another example, “down” (した) usually shows up in typeface as 下, but KaniWani says the stroke order looks more like this:
There are many more examples than this, but these are just a few that I encountered. Are the second forms the correct ones for handwritten kanji? What is causing the discrepancy? I tried doing research on this, but only found info on Chinese vs Japanese characters and old vs new kanji style forms, however I have a Japanese keyboard installed on my computer. Also, I couldn’t find any information relating to the examples above.