ISO 28178:2009
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Graphic technology -- Exchange format for colour and process control data using XML or ASCII text


ISO 28178:2009 defines an exchange format for colour and process control data (and the associated metadata necessary for its proper interpretation) in electronic form using either XML or ASCII formatted data files. It maintains human readability of the data as well as enabling machine readability. It includes a series of predefined tags and keywords, and provides extensibility through provision for the dynamic definition of additional tags and keywords as necessary. It is focused primarily on spectral measurement data, colorimetric data, and densitometric data.

ISO 28178:2009 is intended to be used in conjunction with other standards that will define the required data, and tags or keywords for specific data exchange applications.


  • Document published on: 2009-03-15
    Edition: 1 (Monolingual) ICS: 35.240.30; 37.100.99
    Status: Published Stage: 90.60 (2014-06-18)
    TC/SC: ISO/TC 130 Number of Pages: 36
  • No revision information available

  • No corrigenda or amendments available

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