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Deriving HTML from PDF: an algorithm

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The new PDF Association website

Welcome to the brand new PDF Association website. This sweeping relaunch has a modern and user-friendly interface and offers interesting contributions for every visitor.



Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

This event allows those engaged with electronic document technology focusing on developers, product managers, professional document users, creative professionals and others, to exchange views and discuss subjects of common interest. The Electronic Document Conference 2019 will be held in Seattle, Washington …



Get ready for U+32FF

Anticipating the new Japanese era name, the Unicode Consortium announced its reservation of U+32FF for this purpose. PDF developers should take note!



4th annual PDF accessibility survey for AT users

The PDF and the User survey is back for a fourth year. This survey is designed to capture the perceptions of users with disabilities who use adaptive technology (AT) when accessing PDF documents.



PDF 2.0 Application Note: Associated Files

This Application Note provides technical background to the definition of Associated Files in PDF 2.0. It is intended for developers who want to learn about the Associated Files feature in PDF. The document includes generalized use cases to demonstrate the …



New search engine, other improvements coming to pdfa.org

The PDF Association has started to overhaul its website, with the first such change being a new search engine, installed on October 24. Visit pdfa.org and check it out!



First PDF 2.0 Application Note is published

New in PDF 2.0, black point compensation (BPC) is a colour management technique allowing for the alignment of the darkest color in the data’s color space with the darkest colour supported by the display device (screen or print). This Application …



veraPDF is a finalist at the Digital Preservation Awards 2018

The industry-supported PDF/A validator created by an EU project, veraPDF is one of four finalists for the Digital Preservation Award 2018. The awards ceremony will be held on 29 November in Amsterdam, on World Digital Preservation Day.



GWG’s PDF processing steps standard is now published by the ISO

PDF Processing Steps allows packaging and product developers and designers to specify post-print workflow components with a PDF file in a language-independent, vendor-neutral way.



Preservationist Task Force identifies PDF as a key technology for email archiving

The Future of Email Archives report calls for the development of email archiving specifications leveraging PDF.



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