Monthly Archives: December 2009

“The Orthographic Agreement of 1990
Main article: Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement of 1990

In 1990, an orthographic agreement was reached between the Portuguese-language countries with the intent of creating a single common orthography for Portuguese.

This spelling reform was meant to go into effect after all signatory countries had ratified it, but the old orthographies continue to predominate in their respective countries until ratification of the Agreement. Brazil changed on January 1, 2009, and Portugal is expected to do it sometime in 2009.[2] However, many citizens and high personalities of Portugal do not agree with the agreement. A petition was created with 120 thousands signatures in order to suspend the agreement. [3]” (30 December 2009)