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Deutsches Institut für Normung
Deutsches Institut für Normung
e.V. (DIN; in English, the German Institute for Standardization) is the German national organization for standardization and is the German ISO member body. DIN is a German Registered Association (e.V.) headquartered in Berlin. There are currently around thirty thousand DIN Standards, covering nearly every field of technology.


1 History 2 DIN standard designation 3 Examples of DIN standards 4 See also 5 External links

History[edit] Founded in 1917 as the Normenausschuß der deutschen Industrie (NADI, "Standardisation Committee of German Industry"), the NADI was renamed Deutscher Normenausschuß (DNA, "German Standardisation Committee") in 1926 to reflect that the organization now dealt with standardization issues in many fields; viz., not just for industrial products. In 1975 it was renamed again to Deutsches Institut für Normung, or 'DIN' and is recognized by the German government as the official national-standards body, representing German interests at the international and European levels. The acronym, 'DIN' is often incorrectly expanded as Deutsche Industrienorm ("German Industry Standard"). This is largely due to the historic origin of the DIN as "NADI". The NADI indeed published their standards as DI-Norm (Deutsche Industrienorm). For example, the first published standard was 'DI-Norm 1' (about tapered pins) in 1918. Many people still mistakenly associate DIN with the old DI-Norm naming convention. One of the earliest, and probably the best known, is DIN 476
DIN 476
— the standard that introduced the A-series paper sizes in 1922 — adopted in 1975 as International Standard ISO 216. Common examples in modern technology include DIN and mini-DIN connectors for electronics, and the DIN rail. DIN standard designation[edit] The designation of a DIN standard shows its origin (# denotes a number):

DIN # is used for German standards with primarily domestic significance or designed as a first step toward international status. E DIN # is a draft standard and DIN V # is a preliminary standard. DIN EN # is used for the German edition of European standards. DIN ISO # is used for the German edition of ISO standards. DIN EN ISO # is used if the standard has also been adopted as a European standard.

Examples of DIN standards[edit] Main article: List of DIN standards

DIN 476: international paper sizes (now ISO 216
ISO 216
or DIN EN ISO 216) DIN 1451: typeface used by German railways and on traffic signs DIN 31635: transliteration of the Arabic language DIN 72552: electric terminal numbers in automobiles

See also[edit]

Austrian Standards Institute Swiss Association for Standardization Die Brücke, an earlier German institute aiming to set standard paper sizes DIN film speed DIN connector DQS
- Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Managementsystemen, a subsidiary of DIN DGQ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität, founded DQS
in 1985 together with DIN

External links[edit]

DIN home page (German version) DIN home page (English version) DIN online dictionary of classes, properties and units of measure

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Deutsches Institut für Normung

DIN standards

DIN 1025 DIN 1451 DIN 1530 DIN 5008 DIN 31635 DIN 41612 DIN 43700 DIN 4420 DIN 47100 DIN 62056 DIN 72552 Engschrift ISO 216


Municipal Services Standards Committee


DIN connector Mini-DIN
connector Multimedia extension connector


DIN rail

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International Organization for Standardization


ISO/PAS 28007:2012 ISO/TS 80004

Technical reports

ISO/IEC TR 12182

Member bodies

Algerian Institute of Standardization American National Standards Institute ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación ASC X9 AFNOR Austrian Standards Institute Brazilian National Standards Organization BSI Group Bureau of Normalization Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of Belarus Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation Deutsches Institut für Normung Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione ICONTEC Indian Register Quality Systems Badan Standardisasi Nasional Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran Japanese Industrial Standards Committee Kenya Bureau of Standards Korean Agency for Technology and Standards Korean Standards Association National Standards Authority of Ireland South African Bureau of Standards Standardization
Administration of China Standards Australia Standards Council of Canada Standards Institute of Israel Standards Norway State Committee for Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy Swedish Standards Institute Swiss Association for Standardization UN CEFACT TBG5 Vinçotte


Countries in the International Organization for Standardization Information Technology Task Force ISO Development Environment List of International Organization for Standardization
standards List of International Organization for Standardization
technical committees Quality Objectives

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 144261783 LCCN: n82133679 ISNI: 0000 0001 1090 9929 GND: 1030066-1 SUDOC: 035153946 BNF: cb13170753q (data) ULAN: 500266263