We have two tags:

I don't really see a reason to keep written-conventions as a separate tag. It seems to cover pretty much the same topic.

Should I merge this tag into orthography? Or is there a difference I don't know about?

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    We also have a spelling tag, which could also be merged into orthography. All (on-topic) questions about spelling will be about Japanese orthography, so...
    – Earthliŋ Mod
    Jun 7, 2015 at 15:29
  • The only complaint I have is that "orthography" is a rather technical term, but I don't have a better suggestion. Jun 11, 2015 at 3:58
  • @DariusJahandarie But tag synonyms appear "live" when selecting the tag and the tag excerpt should explain the word orthography enough for someone to choose it. How about renaming written-conventions to writing-conventions before merging?
    – Earthliŋ Mod
    Jun 11, 2015 at 17:39
  • That seems reasonable to me! Jun 11, 2015 at 17:41

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I'm for merging (and keeping as main tag).

(I haven't found much about what "written conventions" is supposed to mean in English. In fact, our little tag is on the first page of Google's search results for "written conventions". "Writing conventions" seems to be used synonymously with orthography, although some websites suggest it may also include grammar, but for questions about grammar we have already.)

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    Okay! :-) I renamed written-conventions to writing-conventions, then merged it into orthography.
    – user1478
    Jun 27, 2015 at 5:16

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