For a thesis (template Easy Thesis) it is required to use ISO 690-2. I would like to use it in connection with BibTex. Is there a package, setting or extension to do this? I use English language, so it is no need for special adaptions. Thank you :)

  • I found github.com/michal-h21/biblatex-iso690 for biblatex. Others say the style plainnat is close. A grep -R 690 * command in my texlive/2013/texmf-dist/bibtex/bst returned 11 results.
    – bombcar
    Mar 28, 2014 at 6:46
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    I've looked at the innards of the ISO 690-2 specification, and they look more like broad guidelines to me. I.e., they leave a lot of details -- such as whether or not authors' first names should be abbreviated, whether or not journal names should be set in italics, etc. unspecified. There must therefore be lots and lots of bibliography style files that are compatible with this standard; a style file proclaiming that it adheres to the standard is a sufficient, but not a necessary, criterion.
    – Mico
    Mar 28, 2014 at 8:41
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    @alex English is default, so you don't need to set sortlocale variable. it is en_US for US English, in the case if you really need it
    – michal.h21
    Mar 28, 2014 at 9:49
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    @alex you must comment out \usepackage[...]{natbib} it is incompatible with biblatex. I also found some small problem with my code, you should download new version
    – michal.h21
    Mar 28, 2014 at 11:09
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    @alex iso-authoryear also support references in text in 'harvard style' :)
    – michal.h21
    Mar 28, 2014 at 13:39

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On my installation, the following bst files mention ISO 690-2:


You could try each one and see if it is what you want. Searching for those filenames should find them, I see that they may all simply contain a "Webpage entry type" that you could copy into whatever file you're currently using.

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    Thank you for the answer. Cannot check now. I answer ASAP when I'm back at the PC (cca. 1h).
    – alex
    Mar 28, 2014 at 9:42

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