Standardizing organisations

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(that is, some of the more common ones that relate to computers, electronics and/or everyday things)


  • ANSI (American National Standards Institute) [1] [2]


  • DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) [3] [4]


  • ECMA (European Computer Manufacturers Association) [5] [6]


  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    • Including FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) [7] [8]


  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) [9] [10]
e.g. IEC 60320 (common power connectors), ISO/IEC 646 (ASCII), IEC/DIN 60130 (DIN plugs), ISO/IEC 9075 (SQL99), ISO/IEC 9899 and 14882 (C and C++), ISO/IEC/IEEE 60559 (floating point)


  • Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) [11] [12] (see also IESG)
    • Including RFCs
  • W3C (also W3, previously W3O) [13] [14]


  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) [15] [16]
  • ITU (International Telecommunication Union), split into:
    • ITU-R (Radiocommunication, and previously CCIR) [17] [18]. Related to media, e.g. TV/video signals, audio noise measurements, and such. See e.g. [19]
    • ITU-T (Telecommunication, and previously CCITT) [20] [21]
    • ITU-D (Development, and also known as BDT) [22] [23]


  • EIAJ (Electronic Industries Association of Japan)
  • JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards), Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) [24], [25]
  • JSA (Japanese Standards Association) [26]