This very question is inspired by the question "Are there words that can be spelled with both т and ф".
One of the answer states that
There is an interesting issue with the word
алгоритм. Sometimes, in certain contexts, it's traditionally spelled as
I was surprised, since I've never heard this word to be used in any context we can call common, even in sense of common for some very small community of people, say, for some very high specialized theoretics from St. Petersburg (as claims the author of the answer), or whoever.
So my question is: Is word
алгорифм really used nowadays? Can we name this spelling traditional. Or has it been actually just some sporadic attempts of certain people, who tried to coin new term, but this has never been widely accepted?