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The orthography of a language is the set of rules of how to write correctly in the language. The term is derived from Greek ορθο ortho- ("correct") and γραφος graphos ("that writes") and, in today's sense, includes spelling and punctuation; it is distinct from typography.

See also Writing systems


  • Smalley, W.A. (ed.) 1964. Orthography studies: articles on new writing systems, United Bibe Society, London.

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