S-52 Colours and Symbols & (PL)
The entire Presentation Library is available in a human-readable form, as PDF files, on a CD-ROM: This becomes the authoritative "official" version. The same change applies to the ECDIS Chart 1, which is issued with the PL as a graphic file in TIFF-format and is available in the S-57 format as well.
To obtain the PL on CD-ROM, see Standards & Publications > S-52 > Component Documents.
The Presentation Library
New editions of S-52 and the PL were released in 2010 and 2008, respectively.The IHO ECDIS Standard S-52, Specifications for Chart Content and Display Aspects of ECDIS and its Annex A, the IHO Presentation Library for ECDIS (PL) comprise a set of specifications, plus a symbol library, colour tables, look-up tables and symbolization rules, which link every object class and attribute of the ECDIS internal data base (SENC) to the appropriate presentation of the ECDIS display. The PL provides details and procedures for implementing the display specifications contained in S-52 by decoding and symbolizing the elements of the SENC.