Wednesday, July 02, 2008

PDF now an ISO standard

PDF is now officially an ISO standard, finally joining PDF/A (ISO 19005-1) . More details are offered in the press release from the ISO.

The Portable Document Format (PDF), undeniably one of the most commonly used formats for electronic documents, is now accessible as an ISO International Standard - ISO 32000-1. This move follows a decision by Adobe Systems Incorporated, original developer and copyright owner of the format, to relinquish control to ISO, who is now in charge of publishing the specifications for the current version (1.7) and for updating and developing future versions.
You can read the description of the standard.

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