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veraPDF 0.18 released

veraPDF ships a new interim release.

Author: Duff Johnson
Date: July 14, 2016


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veraPDF 0.18 released

The latest version of veraPDF is now available for download. In addition, the veraPDF documentation site is now in beta – feedback in requested! The site provides installation and user guides to help users get started with veraPDF.

veraPDF 0.18 has the following fixes and enhancements:

Application enhancements

  • suppress all PDFBox warnings in the CLI interface when parsing PDF documents
  • generate error report instead of the exception in case of broken PDF documents
  • added a new CLI option to save XML report to a separate file in recursive PDF processing

veraPDF characterisation plugins

  • enhancements to example pure java plugins
  • plugins now configurable through a dedicated config file

Conformance checker fixes

  • ignore DeviceGray color space in soft mask images
  • treat glyph with GID 0 as “.notdef” in case of Type0 fonts
  • fixed validation of role map for non-standard structure elements (Level A)
  • fixed validation of page size implementation limits in case of negative width or height
  • fixed validation of non-standard embedded CMaps referenced from other CMaps

Test corpus

  • added 180 test files for parts 2 and 3


  • test coverage now monitored by Codecov
  • added integration tests for PDF/A-2u and PDF/A-3b validation profiles
  • code QA now includes codacy and coverity services

Download veraPDF 0.18:


Release notes:


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