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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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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.

Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

Members supporting PDF features!

The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.

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.

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

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