veraPDF 1.22 full release


The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce that the veraPDF 1.22 has been released following community testing. veraPDF is an open-source, industry-supported PDF/A validator and part of the OPF reference toolset.

This release is made up of enhancements, technical maintenance and bug fixes:

  • The command line application can now produce JSON and HTML reports.
  • The user can now specify a custom location for the configuration directory.
  • Allow the user fine-grained control of warnings verbosity and visibility.
  • Improvements to some error messages with additional context reporting.
  • Support for the evaluation of PDF functions.
  • PDF 2.0 namespace and standard structure element types support.
  • Various font handling improvements.
  • Support for Java 17 and the Java Platform Module System (JPMS).


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Our thanks go to all contributors and testers, particularly the Dual Lab development team.

About veraPDF

veraPDF is an open-source PDF/A validator covering all parts of the PDF/A standards. Funded initially by the PREFORMA project, veraPDF has been sustained and maintained by the Open Preservation Foundation since 2017. Dual Lab provides active user support and carries out maintenance and bug fixes. The PDF Association’s PDF/A Technical Working Group continues in its role in resolving ambiguities arising from veraPDF’s usage in the field.

veraPDF is free to download, use and to modify to meet your needs. However, there are ongoing costs to host and maintain it. If you use veraPDF, please consider supporting its development by becoming an OPF member or making a donation.


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