Welcome to the website of IEC SC 3C.

Main projects and work fora

Maintenance of IEC 60417 part of IEC-ISO joint database

SC 3C JWG 11 with ISO/TC 145

The eight commandments for standardization
  • in English (originaly prepared in 1954)
  • in French (originaly prepared in 1954)
  • in Japanese (translated in August 2008)
Standing documents

SC3C_Forms.zip: Forms and templates to be used for submission of new graphical symbols - CorelDraw 7 and Illustrator 7 templates with corner markings and basic pattern, CSV text file with field names for submitting texts.

Guidance for the wording of the description for a symbol original

Procedures to submit any changes to IEC 60417 shall be in accordance with Annex SL of IEC Supplement to ISO/IEC Procedures.

3C/967A/INF: Quick Reference Manual for the Validation Team for IEC 60417
3C/1848/INF: Statement of Chairman – Common playground boundaries for using graphical symbols for use on equipment in IEC deliverables

News release and on-line news
2006-07-10: Signs for our time
2006-01: ISO draws on IEC's experience in standards databases
2004-06-01: IEC and ISO common database for graphical symbols now available online
2002-10-18: New online database to deliver standards in weeks

Series of articles in IEC E-TECH
2005-xx: Interactive Quiz (EXE 2.12 MB, download and execute it in your own risk)
2004-06: ISO joins IEC graphical symbols database
2002-07: Database standards - a concept whose time has come
2002-08: New online database for IEC symbols
2002-09: How IEC database standards got started
2002-10: Evolution in International Standardization: IEC 60417 online database launched...
2002-11: Database standards: Validation Teams