veraPDF consortium issues first public software release

Release 0.2 of veraPDF does not yet perform PDF/A validation, but as a proof-of-concept it demonstrates the approach selected for project. [...]

Sophos: Google easily fooled by PDF link-farms

Link-farming with PDF (still) fools Google. What are they parsing, and what are they doing with what they get? [...]

Samsung may soon support PDF annotation features

Will Android heavyweight Samsung introduce PDF annotation support? [...]

Unicode 8.0 is now available

The latest version of the Unicode Standard adds 7,716 new characters and six new scripts. New additions range from emoji characters (including five modifiers for diversity), new ideographs [...]

PDF/A use in archives correlated with page size (!?!)

PDF/A adoption remains slow, even in European academic archives. [...]

Comments close on the Section 508 NPRM

Will PDF/UA be an option or a requirement for PDF documents in the coming refresh of Section 508? Duff Johnson walks you through the issues and reviews 3rd party testimony on PDF/UA. [...]

EU: may exclude “non-web format content” from Directive

EU policy-makers reconsider application of WCAG 2.0-based regulations to non-web content. [...]

PDF Technical Conference 2015: Registration now open!

The PDF Technical Conference 2015 in San Jose, California this coming October offers a unique collection of developer-oriented resources to help non-experts grow PDF-specific knowledge. [...]

First set of candidate veraPDF corpus files delivered

The first set of 49 candidate test suite files has been loaded to veraPDF’s public Github repository. [...]

veraPDF consortium wins EU contract to develop the definitive open source PDF/A validator

In October 2014 the PDF Association (in association with its veraPDF consortium partners) won phase 1 of the PREFORMA contract to design and develop a definitive open-source PDF/A validator. PREFORMA has now awarded Phase 2, prototype development, to the veraPDF consortium. [...]