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PDF/A Conference articles from the proceedings online

You can read now all articles from the 3rd International PDF/A Conference on pdfa.org now. The complete overview of the papers.

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WCAG 2.0 joins PDF/UA as an ISO standard

After PDF/UA became an ISO standard in August 2012, WCAG just also became an international standard – it’s now possible to use ISO standards to meet the needs of organizations for a standardized approach to accessibility across a wide range of content.” [...]

“Achieving WCAG 2.0 with PDF/UA” now available

This document describes the relationship between WCAG 2.0 and ISO 14289-1:2012 (PDF/UA), the international standard for accessible PDF technology. [...]

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The 2012 PDF Technical Conference: Reviews are In

The Attendee Survey makes it clear: everyone got two good days of intensive PDF education, generally considered the conference to be highly worthwhile and enjoyed themselves besides! [...]

Technical Conference 2012 of the PDF Association · March 27-28, 2012 · Basel, Switzerland

The PDF Association invites its members to attend the Technical Conference 2012, to be held March 27-28, 2012 in Basel (Switzerland). [...]

PDF/A: Boon or Bane of the US Legal Market?

The ever-increasing use of the archival version of the PDF standard brings with it many questions, both from individual users and from support teams. We can help. [...]

PDF/VT Seminar Offered by PDF/A Competence Center

The PDF/A Competence Center is offering a seminar on PDF/VT, a new format relevant for output management. It will be conducted in German and offered the day before the DMS EXPO in Stuttgart. Wouldn’t you like to learn about PDF/VT? [...]

Adobe Resolves Patent Questions on ISO 32000

PDF developers know that Adobe turned over PDF to ISO in 2008 with the publication of ISO 32000-1, the ISO-ized version of PDF 1.7. Even so, it has come to our attention that questions remain about the release of patents associated with PDF. Did Adobe hold something back when it came to linearization? Would 3rd party developers be at risk of a patent-infringement lawsuit if they implemented linearization features (reading or writing) in their software? The answer, in a word, is no; there’s nothing to worry about. We asked Adobe’s Matthew Hardy to offer some Adobe-official word on the matter. [...]

Isartor Test Suite

This test suite comprises a set of files which can be used to check the conformance of software regarding the PDF/A-1 standard. More precisely, the Isartor test suite can be used to “validate the validators”: It deliberately violates the requirements of PDF/A-1 in a systematic way in order to check whether PDF/A-1 validation software actually finds the violations. [...]