About the contributor
PDF Association

Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
More contributions
The only digital document format

Margaret Hamilton led a team credited with developing the software for NASA’s Apollo and Skylab. Her  team was responsible for developing in-flight software, which included algorithms designed by various senior scientists for the Apollo command module …

Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

PDF Days Europe is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them. The first two PDF Days will offer a broad range of educational sessions focussed on current and perennial topics in the world of PDF technology implementation.

The Power of the Page

It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so old-f …

PDF Association technical resources: an overview

PDF is PDF because files produced with one vendor’s software can be read using a different vendor’s software with no loss of fidelity. Interoperability is key to our industry. The PDF Association is a international membership organization dedicated to …

2022: The last year of paper for records-keeping

NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. The agency has a key role in preserving the cultural history of the republic as we …

Isartor Test Suite (Terms of Use & Download)

Terms of Use

The Isartor test suite is available from www.pdfa.org free of charge. The PDF/A Competence Center (now the PDF Association), developer of the test suite, holds all rights in the test suite contents and its associated documentation. The following rights are granted free of charge to anyone:

  • The right to use the Isartor test suite to check PDF validation software.
  • The right for a software vendor or distributor to issue a declaration to the effect that the software produced or distributed by the vendor or distributor partially or completely conforms to the Isartor test suite. A detailed list of test results must be made available as part of the declaration.
  • The right to analyze the internal structure of the files comprising the Isartor test suite with the sole purpose of determining PDF/A conformance.

All other rights are reserved, and other uses are not covered by these terms of use. For clarity, using the Isartor test suite as the basis for certifying third-party products (i.e. the software vendor/distributor and the certifying agency are separate entities) is not allowed. Redistributing all or parts of the Isartor test suite is also not allowed. Using the Isartor test suite in a way which is not covered by the list of free rights above requires a written license agreement with the PDF/A Competence Center.

Copyright © 2011 PDF/A Competence Center, www.pdfa.org

Please contact info@pdfa.org if you have any questions regarding the terms of use and redistribution policy.

Download Isartor Test Suite
Download ZIP (4MB) containing Isartor test suite and manual.

Download Manual
Isartor test suite for PDF/A-1b (Version 1.0; August 2008)

Tags: Isartor Test Suite, PDF/A validation, conformance
Categories: PDF, PDF/A