[reportlab-users] OT: PDF/A (was: RE: Validating PDF (and more) with JHOVE)
andy at reportlab.com
Tue Oct 2 11:00:11 EDT 2007
On 02/10/2007, Henning von Bargen <H.vonBargen at t-p.com> wrote:
> This is slightly off-topic.
> Are there plans to support the PDF/A format with ReportLab?
ReportLab will do it as soon as someone is willing to contribute
substantially to our time to implement it (maybe 3-4 weeks work) - or
to contribute a patch. It's not quite as easy as it sounds. Many
have asked, but nobody is willing to pay more than 0 Euros so far, so
it goes on our ever-growing list of "things to do if we have a really
Considering the number of large university and government projects
which must be gearing up for this, I would hope one of them could
provide some developer time to work with us on this. We're happy to
try and mentor people through making the changes.
> Last week I visited the "Pre-DMS-Messe-Seminar: Einführung in PDF/A",
> a seminar held in german language one day before the DMS expo in Cologne.
> PDF/A is the upcoming standard format for long-term archival
> of "printable" documents, long-term meaning 30 years and longer.
> The format is based on PDF 1.4, with some additional rules,
> i.e. *all* fonts have to be embedded or subsetted, and a PDF/A
> documents has to identify itself as such.
> For more information, visit http://www.pdfa.org
> There are commercial validators for PDF/A on the market.
> It would be a great if ReportLab could be switched into a
> PDF/A compliance mode when generating PDF.
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