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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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Talking about electronic documents

We’ve done PDF Day events and technical conferences across Europe, in the US, in Australia, and elsewhere. This Electronic Document Conference is the first PDF Association event that’s open to all technologies pertaining to documents. It’s about explor …

Happy new logo!

2006: The PDF/A Competence Center A new year brings new things, and 2019 is no exception! The “four red blocks” logo was first created for the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006. When that organization became the PDF Association in 2011, the design was ad …

Save-The-Date: PDF Day France, Toulouse, April 4, 2019

PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!

Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

Prospective presenters at the Electronic Document Conference 2019 are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for 25-minute presentations on subjects of interest to developers and technical product managers concerned with electronic document implementations.

Have we passed ‘peak PDF’?

How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

Interview with Dietrich von Seggern, CEO of callas software, about PDF Days Europe 2018

Dietrich von Seggern, callas software

PDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “Text and fonts in PDF” – what’s that about?

Dietrich von Seggern: While font formats have become more modern and overal fonts have become higher quality, problems with fonts and text are still a sizeable chunk of what goes wrong with PDF documents. When looking at PDF 2.0 not much has changed in this area. This session gives an overview about how fonts are used in PDF and in which way this relates to frequent font problems in PDF or PDF/A. As a tool Acrobat Preflight’s PDF Browser will be explained and in which way it can be used to track down text and font issues.

PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?

Dietrich von Seggern: This session is going to be very technical and I plan to deliver insights about how fonts are encoded into the PDF structure. This might be interesting for PDF users that have run into font issues or for PDF developers that do not have a lot of experience with this matter.

PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?

Dietrich von Seggern: It will be background information about how fonts and PDF interplay with each other in order to display text on screen or paper. This knowledge might be interesting for any professional PDF user that once in a while has to deal with problematic PDF files or with PDF/A which applies certain requirements for fonts. It will be easier after this session to understand font issues reported by a PDF/A validator.

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Tags: PDF Days Europe
Categories: Event-related, Interview, PDF Days Europe, Print & Publishing