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Whether developed in a community-based workshop or from a single linguist's analysis, an orthography is not instantly complete. It naturally goes through a process of development. Different organizations have sometimes defined these as stages, depending on the time passed and how much exposure people have had to it. PNG’s LCORE department, for example, defines Trial, Intermediate (approved) and Advanced (established)