Discover all the PDF features available in iText Suite compared to iText 5.

Overview Feature iText Suite iText 5 (deprecated)
PDF creation and generation Simple (using high-level API) ✓ (with iText Core)
Complex (using low-level API) ✓ (with iText Core)
PDF 2.0 compliance ✓ (with iText Core) ×
HTML to PDF conversion HTML & CSS ✓ (with pdfHTML) ×
HTML to PDF/UA ✓ (with pdfHTML) ×
Out of box support elements/attribute ✓ (with pdfHTML) ×
PDF redaction Removing sensitive data ✓ (with pdfSweep)
Regex based redaction ✓ (with pdfSweep) ×
Language support Chinese, Japanese, Korean ✓ (with iText Core)
Cyrillic languages ✓ (with iText Core)
Arabic, Hebrew ✓ (with pdfCalligraph) ×
Indic languages ✓ (with pdfCalligraph) ×
Thai, Khmer ✓ (with pdfCalligraph) ×
PDF Debugging Inspect PDFs to find and fix bugs ✓ (with RUPS)
Data Extraction Template based data extraction ✓ (with pdf2Data) ×
Extraction of images, tables, text ✓ (with pdf2Data) ×
PDF to Image Render PDFs as images ✓ (with pdfRender) ×
PDF manipulating/updating Adding content ✓ (with iText Core)
Updating PDF objects [dictionaries etc.] ✓ (with iText Core)
AcroForm Creation ✓ (with iText Core)
Filling ✓ (with iText Core)
Flattening ✓ (with iText Core)
XFDF support ✓ (with iText Core)
XFA Flattening ✓ (with pdfXFA)
Reading ✓ (with iText Core)
Annotations Creation ✓ (with iText Core)
Changing ✓ (with iText Core)
PDF parsing Text extraction ✓ (with iText Core)
Image extraction ✓ (with iText Core)
Tagged PDF Creation ✓ (with iText Core)
Reading - data extraction ✓ (with iText Core)
Manipulating/Updating ✓ (with iText Core)
PDF/A PDF/A-1(a,b) ✓ (with iText Core)
PDF/A-2(a,b,u) ✓ (with iText Core)
PDF/A-3(a,b,u) ✓ (with iText Core)
PDF/UA Creation ✓ (with iText Core)
Manipulating/Updating ✓ (with iText Core)
Encryption Encryption ✓ (with iText Core)
Decryption ✓ (with iText Core)
Digital signatures Signing ✓ (with iText Core)
Validating ✓ (with iText Core)
SVG support Transparency ✓ (with iText Core) ×
Bézier paths ✓ (with iText Core) ×
Markers ✓ (with iText Core) ×
Text recognition (OCR) Recognize and extract text ✓ (with pdfOCR) ×
Recognize text and convert to PDF ✓ (with pdfOCR) ×
Recognize text and convert to PDF/A-3u ✓ (with pdfOCR) ×
PDF optimization Intelligently optimize PDFs for size and speed ✓ (with pdfOptimizer) ×
MS Office to PDF Convert MS Office documents to PDF ✓ (with pdfOffice) ×

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