Complete PDF/A-1b coverage now available in 0.6 release of veraPDF

The veraPDF consortium is pleased to announce the latest release of the veraPDF PDF/A validation software and test-suite currently under development.

Highlights for this release are:

  • validation of all conformance criteria for ISO 19005-1 (PDF/A-1), conformance level b;
  • a complete PDF/A-1b test corpus, including 200 new test-files:
  • PDF features reporting; and
  • a cross-platform installer.

Prototype features include:

  • PDF metadata fixing;
  • validation model and rules for PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-2 & PDF/A-3;
  • reporting in XML and HTML.

Download veraPDF 0.6 at:

Release notes are published at:

veraPDF’s goal is to deliver the definitive PDF/A validator for memory institutions. We invite you to download and test the software. A 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.

This release marks the one year point since veraPDF first began the design phase in November 2014. The next release will include release candidates of all eight PDF/A validation profiles. Further details are outlined in our development roadmap.

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Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, the veraPDF consortium is developing the definitive open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is designed to meet the needs of memory institutions responsible for preserving digital content for the long term.

The veraPDF consortium is funded by the PREFORMA project. PREFORMA (PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme.



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