Talk:Isofix

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Case?[edit]

Shouldn't it be called "ISOFIX" instead of "Isofix"? http://www.iso.org/iso/search.htm?qt=isofix&searchSubmit=Search&sort=rel&type=simple&published=on seems to agree with me. 193.203.85.98 (talk) 14:40, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

ISOFIX[edit]

ISOFIX cannot stand for "International Standards Organization FIX" because the organization is actually called International Organization for Standardization.

ISO comes from "equal", and is NOT an abbreviation of the name. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.73.148.200 (talk) 23:36, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

You're partially correct. The International Standards Organization uses the prefix "ISO" in numbering its standards publications and is very well known as "the ISO"; but the name "ISOFIX" is the acronym "ISO" and the word "fix" formed into a single word. (Logically, if it were an abbreviation, it would be the acronym "IF".) --Rfsmit (talk) 22:18, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

ISOFix/LATCH[edit]

ISOFix and Latch aren't compatible, they're designed to different standards. I'm a little worried that the first paragraph implies that they are interchangable. I may find a reference and clarify it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.86.68.140 (talk) 09:48, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

ISOFIX and LATCH aren't "designed to different standards" -- they are in and of themselves different standards. This, however, does not mean the practical implementation of each is different; indeed, the two standards appear to have been defined explicitly in order that a single set of anchorage points may be placed within a vehicle to satisfy both standards' requirements.--Rfsmit (talk) 22:24, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

LATCH[edit]

The 2002 Chevrolet-Geo Prizm Owners Manual defines "LATCH" as "Low Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children". Should this be listed as an alternative, or should it be noted that the definition is unclear? ISOFIX, upon which LATCH has come to be based (but notably, was not originally based), only defines the lower anchorages; the top tethers being an additional part.--Rfsmit (talk) 22:20, 28 April 2011 (UTC)