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iText 7.1.9 Release - Now with better text extraction, SVG support and XFA improvements!

We're pleased to announce iText 7.1.9, our latest (and last of 2019!) quarterly release. This release includes further documentation and SVG improvements, as well as updated versions of the pdfHTML, pdfXFA and pdf2Data add-ons.

For this release, we've carried out some essential housekeeping to make sure that we maintain our high code quality standards, and great API documentationIn particular, we fixed a number of Javadoc warnings related to fonts in the kernel module, and also some miscellaneous kernel Javadoc errors. We improved the Javadocs for EventCounterHandler and revised and updated the Javadocs for PdfCanvas.

You can expect similar updates and improvements to the equivalent .NET documentation as well.

Also included in iText 7.1.9 is a usability improvement to object streams in the kernel module, meaning that if an object is read from the object stream, released, and reread again, this will no longer cause all objects contained in this object stream to be reinitialized from scratch, possibly losing any modifications that were already made.

We also had time to introduce some more cool features, such as enhanced text extraction, better left-to-right (LTR) text direction when pdfCalligraph is used together with pdfHTML, improved SVG support and a bunch of XFA improvements (XFA is dead, long live XFA!). pdf2Data also has some pretty cool nuggets, such as improved table extraction strategies and the ability to seamlessly extract data from protected documents.
 

This release fixes a number of  bugs and also adds numerous improvements, which you can find here.

That's all from us for now, see you next time!



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