ISO 5776

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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.

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 first edition of the standard was published in 1983.[3]

A second edition of the standard was published in 2016 which cancels and replaces the first edition from 1983.[4]

The third revised edition was published in 2022 and replaced the second edition from 2016.[5]


  1. ^ ISO 5776:2022 - Symbols for text proof correction
  2. ^ BS 5261-2.2005 - Copy preparation and proof correction
  3. ^ ISO 5776:1983 Graphic Technology -- Symbols for text correction
  4. ^ ISO 5776:2016 Graphic Technology -- Symbols for Text Proof Correction
  5. ^ "ISO 5776:2022". ISO. Retrieved 2023-02-28.

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