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veraPDF 0.8 released!

veraPDF 0.8 includes several updated features and a variety of bug-fixes.

Author: Duff Johnson
Date: December 23, 2015


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veraPDF 0.8 released!

veraPDF logoThe veraPDF consortium has announced the 0.8 release of the veraPDF PDF/A validation software and test-suite.

This beta release features a command line interface for validation and feature extraction, with supporting install scripts.


  • Refactored plug-in architecture.
  • Re-designed command line interface for PDF/A validation and feature reporting.
  • Updated validation profile syntax.
  • Simplified machine-readable report format.

Most significant bug fixes

  • Comparison of Info dictionary and XMP metadata (PDF/A-1);
  • Support for missing resources and resource inheritance mechanism (PDF/A-1); and
  • Parsing TrueType fonts with zero-length tables.


  • Installer adds command line scripts.
  • Refactored integration tests.
  • Synchronization with PDFBox 2.0 RC1 library

Download veraPDF 0.8 at: http://downloads.verapdf.org/rel/verapdf-installer.zip

Release notes are available. A basic guide for the desktop interface is provided to help you get started. If you encounter problems, or wish to make suggestions, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker.

Further details are outlined in our development roadmap.

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