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Abstract Preview

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.

General information

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  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 1999-12
  • Edition : 2
    Number of pages : 68
  • :
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24
    Computer graphics, image processing and environmental data representation
  • 35.140
    Computer graphics

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