ISO 5776

ISO 5776, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is an international standard that specifies symbols for proofreading such as of manuscripts, typescripts and printer's proofs.[1] The total number of symbols specified is 16, each in English, French and Russian.[1]

The standard is partially derived from the British Standard BS-5261,[2] but is closer to German standards DIN 16511 and 16549-1. All of these standards date from the time before desktop publishing.

A second edition of the standard was published in 2016 which cancels and replaces the first edition from 1983.

References

  1. ^ a b ISO 5776:1983 - Symbols for text correction
  2. ^ BS 5261 - Copy preparation and proof correction

See also

List of International Organization for Standardization standards, 5000-7999

This is a list of published International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards and other deliverables. For a complete and up-to-date list of all the ISO standards, see the ISO catalogue.The standards are protected by copyright and most of them must be purchased. However, about 300 of the standards produced by ISO and IEC's Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1) have been made freely and publicly available.

List of proofreader's marks

This article is a list of standard proofreader's marks used to indicate and correct problems in a text. Marks come in two varieties, abbreviations and abstract symbols. These are usually handwritten on the paper containing the text. Symbols are interleaved in the text, while abbreviations may be placed in a margin with an arrow pointing to the problematic text. Note that different languages use different proofreading marks and sometimes publishers have their own in-house proofreading marks.

Proofreading

Proofreading is the reading of a galley proof or an electronic copy of a publication to detect and correct production errors of text or art.

ISO standards by standard number
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