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The collection of packages to which this package belongs contain codes, features and tools for standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard development organization composed of representatives from the national standards organizations of member countries. The organization develops and publishes standardization in all technical and nontechnical fields other than electrical and electronic engineering.[^1]

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Name Description
BenBurgers.InternationalStandards.Iso The main package with the codes and metadata.
BenBurgers.InternationalStandards.Iso.IO Features for reading Code Tables from authorities.
BenBurgers.InternationalStandards.Iso.Json Features for serializing and deserializing JSON.


The currently supported ISO standards are:

Name Description
ISO 639 Language codes
ISO 3166 Country codes

ISO 639

The ISO 639 standard defines language codes. The list of language codes may include "nl" (ISO 639-1) for Dutch / Flemish, or "ara" (ISO 639-3) for Arabic.

The ISO 639-1 (Part 1) code is a two-letter code.

The ISO 639-2T (Part 2, Terminological) code is a three-letter code.

The ISO 639-2B (Part 2, Bibliographic) code is a three-letter code.

The ISO 639-3 (Part 3) code is a three-letter code.

var albanian = Iso639Code.Albanian;
var part1 = albanian.ToPart1(); // sq
var part2T = albanian.ToPart2(Iso639Part2Type.Terminological); // sqi
var part2B = albanian.ToPart2(Iso639Part2Type.Bibliographic); // alb
var part3 = albanian.ToPart3(); // alb

ISO 3166

The ISO 3166 standard defines country codes. The list of country codes may include AQ for Antarctica, or NL for the Netherlands.

The Alpha-2 code is a two-letter code as previously mentioned.

The Alpha-3 code is a three-letter code.

There is also a numeric code, which is unique for every country.

using System.Globalization;
using BenBurgers.InternationalStandards.Iso.Iso3166;

var antarctica = Iso3166Code.Antarctica;
var alpha2 = antarctica.ToAlpha2(); // "AQ"
var alpha3 = antarctica.ToAlpha3(); // "ATA"
var numeric = (int)antarctica; // 010

var cultureInfo = new CultureInfo("fr");
var nameShort = antarctica.GetName(Iso3166NameVariant.Short, cultureInfo); // "Antarctique"
var nameLong = antarctica.GetName(Iso3166NameVariant.Long, cultureInfo); // "Antarctique"

var fromString2 = "AQ".ToIso3166(); // Iso3166Code.Antarctica
var fromString3 = "ATA".ToIso3166(); // Iso3166Code.Antarctica


The BenBurgers.InternationalStandards.Iso.Json package contains features for serializing and deserializing to and from JSON using the ISO standards. The package provides, among other features, JSON converters that may be added to the serialization options in order to control the serialization and deserialization of ISO compliant data.

ISO 639

There are JSON Converters for ISO 639 from and to the ISO 639-1, ISO 639-2T, ISO 639-2B and ISO 639-3 codes. The converters can be used directly, like in the example below, or in the JSON serializer from System.Text.Json.

const Iso639Code Value = Iso639Code.Albanian;
var options = new Iso639JsonConverterOptions(Iso639AlphaMode.Part2T);
var jsonConverter = new Iso639AlphaJsonConverter(options);
using var stream = new MemoryStream();
using var utf8JsonWriter = new Utf8JsonWriter(stream);

jsonConverter.Write(utf8JsonWriter, Value, new JsonSerializerOptions());

* The result will be:
* {"Albanian":"sqi"}

ISO 3166

There are JSON Converters for ISO 3166 from and to the alpha-2 and alpha-3 codes as well as the numeric code. The converters can be used directly, like in the example below, or in the JSON serializer from System.Text.Json.

using BenBurgers.InternationalStandards.Iso.Iso3166;
using BenBurgers.InternationalStandards.Iso.Json.Iso3166.Alpha;
using System.Text.Json;

const Iso3166Code Value = Iso3166Code.Antarctica;
var options = new Iso3166JsonConverterOptions(Iso3166AlphaMode.Alpha2);
var jsonConverter = new Iso3166AlphaJsonConverter(options);
using var stream = new MemoryStream();
using var writer = new Utf8JsonWriter(stream);

jsonConverter.Write(writer, Value, new JsonSerializerOptions());

* The result will be:
* {"Antarctica":"AQ"}

Supported Languages

The supported languages in the ISO packages are:

ISO 639-1 Name
en English
fr French
nl Dutch

More may be added in the future.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 is compatible.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
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JSON features for international standards as adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This may include country codes, language codes and more.


Input/Output for international standards as adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This may include country codes, language codes and more.


Entity Framework Core (SQL Server) features for international standards as adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This may include country codes, language codes, currency codes and more.

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Version Downloads Last updated
0.5.0 287 12/5/2023
0.4.0 540 1/3/2023
0.3.0 765 11/15/2022
0.2.0 515 11/9/2022
0.1.0 456 11/4/2022

Version 0.2.0
- ISO 639: Added ISO 639 language codes.
- ISO 639/IO: Added ISO 639 Input/Output for importing Code Tables from authority.
- ISO 639/CodeGenerator: Added Code Generator for generating the Iso639Code enum from imported data.
- ISO 639/JSON: Added ISO 639 (de)serialization.
- ISO 3166/JSON: Support for reading (in addition to writing) ISO 3166 numeric code as string.
- Added support for .NET 7.0 .
Version 0.1.0
- ISO 3166: Added ISO 3166 country codes.
- ISO 3166/JSON: Added ISO 3166 (de)serialization.