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Updating PDF-related MIME types

The PDF Association has updated IANA’s MIME media types registry for FDF, XFDF, PRC and U3D.

application/fdf, application/xfdf, application/pdf, model/prc, model/u3d, model/step


Introducing non-rectangular links to PDF

Non-rectangular links are coming to PDF 2.0! This article offers some background to link technology in PDF and discusses the forthcoming Extension to PDF 2.0.

Screen-shot of long Table of Contents entries line wrapping with Link annotation QuadPoints boundaries highlighted.


PDF 2.0 adds STEP 3D model support

With the publication of ISO/TS 24064 PDF 2.0 now supports three 3D formats: U3D, PRC and STEP.

Engineering drawing and finished piece.


Understanding UTF-8 in PDF 2.0

PDF Association’s CTO, Peter Wyatt discusses text strings in PDF.



Announcing the Email Archiving with PDF Liaison Working Group

Almost every email client can save email messages as PDF files, but none do so in a manner that retains email structures or metadata proving message authenticity. The EA-PDF specification development effort will explore a better way.

A swirl of email.


SafeDocs unearths PDF inline image issue

This freely-available PDF file includes 8 test cases that only render correctly if the abbreviated key name is used. If the full key name is used then something else happens (precisely what is implementation dependent!).

Screen-shot of a test failure.


PDF 2.0 corrections now easier to use

PDF issues has been redesigned based on industry feedback: all resolved errata are now published via https://pdf-issues.pdfa.org.

Screen-shot of correction to issue 81.


Japanese Layout Requirements

Antenna House Formatter supports requirements for Japanese layouts from basic to advanced compositions.

Japanese characters


MuPDF 1.19.0 Release Notice

The developer of MuPDF, Artifex Software, has announced the release of its MuPDF 1.19.0.



Feature Support index now linked to the Product and Services showcase

We have enhanced the PDF Association’s Feature Support pages to be driven by members’ product and services showcase listings on pdfa.org.

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