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veraPDF 1.6 released

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Version 1.6 features the ability to check for updated software, among other enhancements and corrections.

Author: PDF Association
Date: June 6, 2017


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veraPDF 1.6 released

The latest release of veraPDF, the industry-supported PDF/A validator, is available to download.

Changes since the last release

Check for updated software

  • The GUI and CLI are now capable of checking for an updated version of the software. If you’re using the GUI application select “Help->Check for updates”. Command-line users type “verapdf –version -v” to ensure you have the latest features and fixes.

Conformance Checker

Updated validation logic to comply with Technical Working Group resolutions:

  • Color spaces are now validated when specified in the content stream
  • A CMap may refer only to predefined CMaps in the ‘usecmap’ operator
  • OpenType causes an ‘unsupported font type’ error in PDF/A-1 validation

Other conformance checker fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed calculation of glyph widths for embedded CFF fonts in some special cases
  • Fixed validation of digital signature ByteRange array
  • Fixed recursive links of color spaces
  • Fixed validation of spaces in the indirect object header
  • Fixed Crypt filter handling
  • Fixed misprint in ‘Lbl’ structure tag
  • Added support for glyphs with CIDs > 65535 (with an appropriate validation. error)

Policy checker

  • Fixed feature extraction from encrypted documents

Test corpus

  • Added new test files based on Technical Working Group resolutions
  • Fixed test file for digital signature validation
  • Fixed test files for Extension Schema definitions in XMP

Other fixes and improvements are documented in the release notes: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library/releases/latest

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Help improve veraPDF

Testing and user feedback is key to improving the software. Please be sure you are using the latest release.

If you experience problems, or wish to suggest improvements, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library/issues  or contact us through our mailing list: http://lists.verapdf.org/listinfo/users.

User guides and documentation are published at: http://docs.verapdf.org/.

PREFORMA International Conference  – Shaping our future memory standards

To find out more about the PREFORMA project and veraPDF, join us 11-12 October 2017 in Tallinn for PREFORMA’s International Conference. For more information see: http://finalconference.preforma-project.eu/.