Information Technology Task Force
Information Technology Task Force
TypeStandards organization
PurposeAdministration to support the work of ISO/IEC JTC 1
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
Region served

The ISO/IEC Information Technology Task Force (ITTF) is a body jointly formed by ISO and IEC responsible for the planning and coordination of the work of JTC 1. It has several responsibilities described in the JTC 1 Directives clause 4.1[1] including:

  • day-to-day planning and coordination of the technical work
  • supervising the application of rules
  • advising JTC 1 on points of procedure
  • administration of ballots
  • publishing activities, including the printing, distribution and sale of International Standards

Publishing activities

The ITTF makes a number of International Standards and associated material available for free-of-charge download "for standardization purposes" Some well-known texts so available include:

  • ISO/IEC 10646 Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS)
  • ISO/IEC 14977 Syntactic metalanguage -- Extended BNF
  • ISO/IEC 19757-2 Regular-grammar-based validation -- RELAX NG
  • ISO/IEC 26300 Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0
  • ISO/IEC 29500 Office Open XML File Formats


  1. ^ "ISO/IEC JTC 1 Directives, Edition 5, Version 3.0".

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