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This new corpus – nearly 8 million PDFs totaling about 8 TB – was gathered from across the web in July/August of 2021.

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A new PDF Association service will provide targeted test-cases to highlight interoperability issues resolved in the latest PDF specification.

ISO 19005-4 Document management Electronic document file format for long-term preservation Part 4 Use of ISO 32000-2 PDF/A-4 cover with PDF Association logo

The joint Australian and New Zealand national committee on Records and Document Management Systems recommendation to both Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand to adopt PDF/A-4 was completed on 23 December 2022.

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Adobe engineers have formally added support for Unicode 15 to the CMap resources for both Adobe-Japan1-7 and Adobe-KR-9 in the Adobe CMap Resources GitHub repository.

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How ISO 19445 might be used with PDF 2.0 and related technology updates relevant to the graphic arts industry.

PDF 2.0 security shield with crypto terms surrounding it

ISO TC 171 SC 2 is publishing new extensions and clarifications to PDF 2.0 in support of advanced cryptography.

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Matthias Valvekens explains the difference and respective value of digital signatures vs. MAC-based technology for authenticating PDF files.

application/fdf, application/xfdf, application/pdf, model/prc, model/u3d, model/step

The PDF Association has updated IANA’s MIME media types registry for FDF, XFDF, PRC and U3D.

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PDF Association’s CTO, Peter Wyatt discusses text strings in PDF.

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