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December 5, 2011

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PDF Week (Winter, 2011)

If you’re going to be in Bellevue, Washington in the first week of December, the chances are that you are already planning to attend PDF Week!

“PDF Week” is an informal name for a more-or-less twice-yearly meeting of several ISO Committees engaged in the development of international standards for the PDF format.

PDF Week happens (generally) twice a year, sometimes alongside with the “mothership” TC 171 SC 2 committees, sometimes not.

On the table for PDF Week Winter 2011, December 5-8:

  • ISO 32000-2, this is one of the last chances for substantive input into PDF 2.0, the next version of PDF itself.
  • ISO 14289-1, the 2nd DIS ballot for PDF/ UA- 1 closed in September 2011 with 100% approval. We sincerely hope that this is the last meeting prior to publication of this long-awaited Standard for Accessible PDF!
  • While ISO 19005-2 was published over the summer, we anticipate completion of ISO 19005-3, in relatively short order. -3 represents only a very minor change, technically speaking, but one that offers substantial functionality to a variety of larger users of PDF/A.
  • ISO 24517 (PDF/E) is working towards part 2 in which it will encompass 3D and encryption technologies in the Engineering subset PDF Standard.

If you are a subject matter expert and live in a TC 171 country (there’s a list), you may be eligible to attend these meetings. We can help you with this, just get in touch.

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