Standards

The new PDF standard ISO 32000-2:2017 (PDF 2.0) has been published online! This standard specifies a digital form for representing electronic documents to enable users to exchange and view electronic documents independent of the environment in which they were created or the environment in which they are viewed or printed. It is intended for developers of : software that creates PDF files (PDF writers), software that reads existing PDF files and (usually) interprets their contents for display (PDF readers), software that reads and displays PDF content and interacts with the computer users to...
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Five days of ISO committee meetings in Basel (November 16-20) discussing PDF, PDF/A, PDF/E PDF/UA, and... TIFF:
Today was the first day of a two-day meeting about ISO-32000-2, the new specification for PDF 2.0. The venue was really beautiful: the National Archives and Records Administration which is housed in the National Museum of the American Indian in New York: This is located very close to the Charging Bull next to Wall Street: It's a beautiful building: These are some of the people who will be deciding what goes into PDF 2.0 and what won't be part of the new spec: This is the view from where iText is sitting: As you can see, it was snowing today. Tomorrow, we'll have another day of PDF 2.0. The...