ISO/IEC 15897 (Procedures for the registration of cultural elements) is an ISO 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 SC22 committee, but in 2006 the standard was transferred to the JTC/1 SC35 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:
- Narrative Cultural Specifications
- POSIX Locales
- POSIX Charmaps
- Draft of the standard (free)
- ISO/IEC 15897 in ISO's Online Browsing Platform
- ISO/IEC 15897 and CEN ENV 12005 Cultural registry DKUUG STD