veraPDF 1.18 includes support for PDF/UA-1

Excerpt: Version 1.18 of veraPDF, the industry-supported PDF/A validator, is now available for download, and now includes support for PDF/UA-1 (machine checks) and other enhancements.

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April 22, 2021
by PDF Association staff

Version 1.18, the latest release of veraPDF, the industry-supported, open source PDF/A validator and component of the Open Preservation Foundation’s reference toolset, is now available from the release page.

Support for PDF/UA-1 (machine checks)

This release extends the veraPDF model to add support for PDF/UA-1 (machine) validation leveraging the Matterhorn Protocol.

Other changes since the last release

PDF Parser

  • fixed parsing of inline images
  • fixed token parsing on non-ASCII systems
  • fixed TrueType font parsing in case of different number of glyphs specified in maxp and post tables
  • fixed infinite loop in circular dependency of CMaps
  • added support for documents with zero pages
  • improved parsing of Type1 font private data
  • improved glyph width calculation for CFF fonts
  • fixed null pointer exceptions on invalid PDF documents (multiple places)

Core library

  •  fixed issues with STDIN support
  • added support for input files with non-pdf extensions
  • adjusted validation reports to support PDF/UA-1 profile
  • fixed URL validation in XMP metadata

Visit the release page to download the latest veraPDF 1.18.


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