7.007. What electronic formats for sequence listings are acceptable? Paragraph 40, Annex C of the Administrative Instructions requires that the entire printable copy of the sequence listing in electronic form must be contained within one electronic file on an electronic carrier that is acceptable to the competent International Searching Authority. The file must be encoded as a text file using IBM Code Page 437, IBM Code Page 932 (both of which are de facto standards for personal computers), or a compatible code page to represent the sequence listing with no other codes included (IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation, United States of America). A compatible code page, as would be required for, for example, Japanese, Chinese, Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek or Hebrew characters, is one that assigns the Roman alphabet and numerals to the same hexadecimal positions as do the specified code pages.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015