International Standard
ISO/IEC 8632-3:1999
Information technology — Computer graphics — Metafile for the storage and transfer of picture description information — Part 3: Binary encoding
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ISO/IEC 8632-3:1999
Edition 2
International Standard
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ISO/IEC 8632-3:1999
Published (Edition 2, 1999)
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2021. Therefore this version remains current.

ISO/IEC 8632-3:1999

ISO/IEC 8632-3:1999
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This part of ISO/IEC 8632 specifies a binary encoding of the Computer Graphics Metafile. For each of the

elements specified in ISO/IEC 8632-1, this part specifies an encoding in terms of data types.

For each of these data types, an explicit representation in terms of bits, octets and words is specified. For some

data types, the exact representation is a function of the precisions being used in the metafile, as recorded in the

Metafile Descriptor.

This encoding of the Computer Graphics Metafile will, in many circumstances, minimize the effort required to

generate and interpret the metafile.

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  •  : Published
     : 1999-12
    : International Standard confirmed [90.93]
  •  : 2
     : 68
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24
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