A plain text file, plain text, plain text, plain text or bare text (plain English text) is composed only of plain text characters only, computer file which makes also human readable. These characters can be encoded in different ways depending on the language used. Some of the most widely used encryption systems are: ASCII, ISO-8859-1 or Latin-1 and UTF-8. Lack of information to generate formats (bold, underline, italics, size, etc.) and fonts (eg, Arial, Times, Courier, etc.). The term plaintext comes from a literal translation of the term plain text, a term which in Spanish means simple text or simple text.
The Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF), also known as OpenDocument, is an XML-based file format for spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents. It was developed with the aim of providing an open, XML-based file format specification for office applications. The standard was developed by a technical committee in the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) consortium. It was based on the Sun Microsystems specification for OpenOffice.org XML, the default format for OpenOffice.org, which had been specifically intended "to provide an open standard for office documents."