veraPDF 1.22 release candidate available for community testing


We are pleased to announce that the veraPDF 1.22 release candidate is out now! 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 their own 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).

To learn more about the new fixes and features read the release notes


veraPDF 1.22-RC

We invite the community to download and test the release candidate. Please report any bugs on the veraPDF issue tracker on GitHub or contact us with any feedback or questions.

Internal testing of the release candidate is also being carried out and there may be a few small changes before the final production release.


Our thanks go to all contributors, particularly the Dual Lab development team, for their work on this release.

About veraPDF

veraPDF is an open source PDF/A validator, covering all parts of the PDF/A standards. Originally funded 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 resolving ambiguities arising from veraPDF’s usage in the field.

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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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