“Orthography (noun): The writing of words with proper or accepted letters or symbols; the written or printed representation of speech sounds; the study or field of spelling or characters in a language; specific mode or system of spelling; correct spelling. Adjective: orthographic, orthographical; adverb: orthographically.
‘In these records we find numerous misused words, neologisms, and phonetic spellings remarkable even in that relatively freewheeling orthographic age, spellings like kow ceeper and piticler, pharme, and elc, engiane, and injun.’ Mary Dohan, Our Own Words.”
Excerpted from: Grambs, David. The Random House Dictionary for Writers and Readers. New York: Random House, 1990.