In 1998 Austria, Germany and Switzerland have introduced a new and reformed orthography. This reform aimed to simplify German spelling and German language in general. Till then more than 200 rules have regulated German spelling, those have been reduced to 112. German punctuation has been regulated by 57 rules, which have been simplified and reduced to 9 rules. Learning German has become a lot easier by this.
We have compiled 7 orthography tips which list the major differences between old and new spelling: