An orthography (orthographe en français ; ortografia em português) is the set of characters (and other marks) in a particular writing system that are used to write a language(s), and the rules for their proper use (spelling, etc.).

It is reported that about 80% of African languages do not have formal orthographies (UNESCO).

Metasites with information on alphabets/orthographies

(Note, these sites may not be accurate for one reason or another.)

The Language Museum site used to have samples of alphabets but apparently no longer features this information (old access page: www.language-museum.com/a/index.php )

References & other links