What is orthography?

  • (noun): A method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols.
    Synonyms: writing system

Orthography

An orthography is a standardized system for using a particular writing system (script) to write a particular language. It includes rules of spelling; other elements of written language that may also be considered to be part of orthography include hyphenation, capitalization, word breaks, emphasis, and punctuation.

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Some articles on orthography:

Latvian Orthography - Old Orthography
... The old orthography was based on that of German and did not represent the Latvian language phonemically ... The old orthography was used until the 20th century when it was slowly replaced by the modern orthography ...
Scottish Gaelic Phonology - Orthography - Vowel Di-/tri-graphs
... Category 1 vowel plus glide vowels ... In this category, vowels in digraphs/trigraphs that are next to a neighbouring consonant are for all intents and purposes part of the consonant, showing the broad or slender status of the consonant. ...
Sio Language - Phonology - Consonants (current Orthography)
1985, the latter expressed a desire to revise their orthography to make it more similar to what people had become familiar with in Tok Pisin and English ... after many materials were produced in the new orthography, Sio teachers and church circuit officers approved writing the indicator of labialization on the same line ...
Orthography - Correspondence With Pronunciation - Defective Orthographies
... In some cases an orthography based on the principle that symbols correspond to phonemes may lack characters to represent all the phonemes or all the phonemic distinctions in the language ... This is called a defective orthography ...