Talk:International Standard Audiovisual Number

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It would be good to show evidence of this being used by public-facing web sites, such as a library or retailer. Andy Mabbett 16:40, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:ISAN EG1.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 23:20, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Check Digits[edit]

From the article: "However, a printed ISAN designed for human reading always begins with the ISAN label, appears with hyphens to separate the number into more manageable groups of digits, and adds two check characters (made up of the letters A–Z) to help identify transcription errors. The resulting number appears as: ISAN 0000-0001-8947-0000-8-0000-0000-D"

The text specifies the check characters are [A-Z], but the example shows a digit (8). The sample code I've seen for calculating these digits describes them as hexadecimal, but some example ISANs have obviously non-hex characters. It looks likely that the range is actually [0-9A-Z].

Copies of the spec are not freely available, so I'm not able to work out where the errors lie! Can anyone shed light on this, and update the article accordingly? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.16.224.18 (talk) 11:46, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Researched further, it's alphanumeric. Article updated. 81.86.49.118 (talk) 12:59, 30 October 2008 (UTC)