There's also a "White Book". It's an alternative guide, published by het Genootschap Onze Taal (Google translate: Society Our Language). Their site is – as far as my knowlegde goes – very populair by writers, journalists and teachers. A lot of professionals are using the site as reference.Ben Blom said:
So the Financieele Dagblad deliberately deviates from the “Green Book”. The Green Book contains the official spelling of the Dutch Language Union. The spelling of the Green Book is only mandatory for government and educational institutions; everyone else may deviate.
Sorry if I'm not clear, but it's not an easy situation. This discussion let me re-think a lot of stuff. I'll try to explain the situation. I do not pretend to know for sure how things 'officialy' stick together, but I can give you an idea of how things are in all day life.Hrant H. Papazian said:But "oe" is not a single letter, while "ij" is, no?