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Biblatex style for ISO 690 standard

Biblatex is a bibliography and citation tool for . This project provides support for citations in ISO 690 style. As the standard is a little bit ambiguous in some details regarding formatting of records, we largely follow requirements of Czech interpretation, as it is required form in many Czech universities. The style can be used in other languages as well, of course.


Open the terminal and find location of your TEXMFHOME directory with this command:

kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME

Open this directory and check that the directory $TEXMFHOME/tex/latex exists. If it doesn't exist, you must create it. You can do this from the command line or using a file manager. Open the $TEXMFHOME/tex/latex directory and either run the command

git clone git@github.com:michal-h21/biblatex-iso690.git

or unzip the file


here. You should be able to use biblatex-iso690 now.


\usepackage[english,czech]{babel} % main language of the document must be last
   backend=biber        % if we want unicode
  ,style=iso-authoryear % or iso-numeric for numeric citation method
  ,autolang=other       % to support multiple languages in bibliography
  ,sortlocale=cs_CZ     % locale of main language, for sorting
  ,bibencoding=UTF8     % this is necessary only if bibliography file is in different encoding than main document

Custom options

Above and beyond the scope of package options provided by biblatex itself, here are also some more. Default values are in bold.

  • spacecolon add space before colon in publisher and title (and also title and subtitle):
  • pagetotal print out total number of pages as an additional information in the notes section:
  • shortnumeration visually distinguish numeration and pagination section:
  • thesisinfoinnotes print out thesis information in notes section
    • true Available from: <...>. BP. MU, FI, Brno. Supervisor Petr SOJKA
    • false BP. MU, FI, Brno. Supervisor Petr SOJKA. Available from: <...>

Bibliographic fields

Some fields have a different meaning than in plain BibTeX.

1. If the publication is written in a different language to the main document, it should have a filled langid field.

langid = {czech}

2. Publications with online versions should have a urldate field. It is the date when you last checked the publication online.

urldate = {2011-01-12}

3. If the publication has more than one ISBN or ISSN number, use just one of them.

4. Publisher and place:

location = {Praha},
publisher = {Academia}

For more details see the file mybib.bib.


Copyright (C) 2011–2017 Michal Hoftich 2015–2017 Moritz Wemheuer 2016–2017 Dávid Lupták

This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in


and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of version 2005/12/01 or later.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status maintained.

The Current Maintainer of this work is Michal Hoftich.

This work consists of all files listed in manifest.txt.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (184.3k).

biblatex-iso690 – Bib style for ISO 690 standard

The package provides a bibliography and citation style which conforms to the latest revision of the international standard ISO 690:2010. The implementation follows Bib conventions and requires Bib ≥ 3.4 and biber ≥ 2.5.

Bug trackerhttps://github.com/michal-h21/biblatex-iso690/issues
Version0.3.3 2019-10-30
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2015–2017 Moritz Wemheuer
2016–2017 Dávid Lupták
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