ISO/IEC 15897

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ISO/IEC 15897 (Procedures for the registration of cultural elements) is an ISO/IEC standard for the registration of new POSIX locales and POSIX charmaps. This standard is the result of a "fast-track" adoption of CEN ENV 12005, a European prestandard published by CEN. It was originally published in 1999, and a second edition was published in 2011.

The standard was produced by Working Group 20 (WG20) of the JTC 1/SC 22 committee, but in 2006 the standard was transferred to the JTC 1/SC 35 committee. The registry is maintained by Danish UNIX-systems User Group (DKUUG), although it has not been updated since December 2001. The standard was confirmed in 2017, following a five-yearly systematic review.

Items registered in the registry are:

It overlaps somewhat with the CLDR project hosted at the Unicode Consortium.


  1. ^ a b "ISO/IEC 15897:2011". International Organization for Standardization. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Cultural Registry entries". DKUUG STD. Retrieved 2017-10-18.

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