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Feb 23, 2008

As part of a longer technical document I have to translate the standard texts explaining ISO drawing symbols for electrical and hydrolic plan drawings.

These are standardised and incorporated in CAD tools for instance. They are tought at technical colleges. They can be bought in specialised text books .. but are they not publicly available somewhere on the net.

In particular ISO 128 : 1982 - Dessins technique - Principes général de représentation.

I need to translate into Danish.

Thank you all in advance.

Best regards
Birthe


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ISO is not a 'not-for-profit' organization Feb 23, 2008

Birthe Omark wrote:

As part of a longer technical document I have to translate the standard texts explaining ISO drawing symbols for electrical and hydrolic plan drawings.

These are standardised and incorporated in CAD tools for instance. They are tought at technical colleges. They can be bought in specialised text books .. but are they not publicly available somewhere on the net.

In particular ISO 128 : 1982 - Dessins technique - Principes général de représentation.

I need to translate into Danish.

Thank you all in advance.

Best regards
Birthe


As a matter of ISO policy, International Standards are available only in exchange for financial reward ('profit', if you prefer...). There have been attempts to publish some on the web (including on wikipedia), but they have been systematically removed for infringing copyright. The same applies, in principle, to publications from CENELEC, the IEC, the ITU and many other such bodies.

I suggest you first look here: http://www.ds.dk/ to see if the ISO text has been translated and transposed as a Danish National Standard by Dansk Standard. If so, they will no doubt be happy to sell you a copy ...

HTH,
MediaMatrix

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The following is the first of 13 hits from a search for '128' and 'technical drawing' on the DS website:
Dansk Standard website says:

Køb Abonner Overvåg
Nummer DS/EN ISO 128-20:2001
Titel dansk Teknisk tegning - Almene tegneregler - Del 20: Grundlæggende regler for linjer
Titel engelsk Technical drawings - General principles of presentation - Part 20: Basic conventions for lines
Indgår i Håndbog DS-Håndbog 112.2:2007
DS-Håndbog 113:2008
Sprog; antal sider; pris ex. moms da;en; 28; 325,00 DKK




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.. no free ISO term ressources Feb 24, 2008

Thank you for your reply, and for taking the trouble to look up the Danish possibilities. I have of course already pursued all avenues I could possibly think of, and chose this posting as the last resort.

As a matter of general interest it seems that I have to conclude, that there is no free availability of the ISO terms, used in all standardisation.

Is that so ?

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Birhte


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Agree (more or less...) Feb 24, 2008

Birthe Omark wrote:
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As a matter of general interest it seems that I have to conclude, that there is no free availability of the ISO terms, used in all standardisation.

Is that so ?


That is indeed my understanding - and my experience in the past 30 or more years of working with standards documents from the organizations I mentioned earlier (and several others, too). Standards documents in general - and terminology standards are no exception to the rule - are expensive, are protected by copyright and are not (supposed to be) available on the web or elsewhere 'for free'.

That said, I can't see any particular reason why these publications should be free of charge, anyway. After all, they cost a lot to compile and publish and the only way the organizations have of recovering part of those costs is by selling those products in the sure knowledge that businesses such as your client have a pressing need (if not a legal requirement) to obtain them - and they have a monopoly over the market...

Isn't that so?

MediaMatrix


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Dear Birthe,

in Germany you might find what you're looking for at a public library.

Best regards

Christa


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They are expensive, but you should be able to consult.... Feb 24, 2008

.....in your local library (for free) but I doubt if they would let you photocopy them (unless you can do so surreptitiously, ahem).

ISO and other standards are strictly protected against all infringements and attempts to make them publicly available without paying, and they don't come cheap:

BS standards are the same: I was quoted £72 (about 95 Euro) for the ones I wanted. Pricey indeed, so I didn't bother. I got them somewhere else....


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