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German orthography reform of 1996
anna3101 posted a topic in German Language | DiscussionHello, I haven't been studying German for many years, and now I wonder about the effects of the language reform in 1996. How widely spread is the new spelling? Is it the accepted standard now or do some people still write in the "old" way? The last time I had contact with German was back when the reform was only starting, so everybody used the old spelling. How much have things changed since then? If anyone knows, please tell me. The information on the Internet is mixed - some sources say the reform was a failure, others say it was a success and everybody writes in a new way now. Thanks in advance! Ania