A spelling reform was made in 1990. This booklet presents the main changes brought about by this reform.
And to answer the question we all ask ourselves: "Should I use the 1990 spelling reform recommandations?"
Actually, it's up to you. However, you should know that this reform has always been widely disapproved of in France. The Academy endorsed these recommendations, but asked that they be put to the test of time.
From 2023, schoolchildren in French-speaking Switzerland (Romandie) could write French in this "simplified" spelling.
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