ISO 5218:1977

Information interchange -- Representation of human sexes

A uniform representation of human sexes for information interchange is defined. Is intended to - reduce time for recording and formatting representation of sexes and transmit them; improve clarity and accuracy of interchange; minimize amoung of human intervention for communicating the representation of sexes; reduce costs. Meets requirements of most applications needing to code human sexes. Provides numeric code independent of language-devired codes.


General information

  • Current status : Withdrawn
    Publication date : 1977-09
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32
    Data management and interchange
  • 35.040.50
    Automatic identification and data capture techniques

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