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Export date: Wed Dec 6 1:44:38 2023 / +0000 GMT

veraPDF 0.8 now available

veraPDF-logo-600-300x149We are pleased to announce the latest release of veraPDF. Version 0.8 features a re-designed command line interface (CLI) for validation and feature extraction.


Highlights of this release are:

  • Refactored plug-in architecture;

  • Re-designed CLI for PDF/A validation and feature reporting;

  • Supporting install scripts;

  • Updated validation profile syntax;

  • Simplified machine-readable report format;

  • Synchronization with PDFBox 2.0 RC1 library.

The most important bugs fixed in this release are:

  • 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.


Download veraPDF 0.8 at:

Release notes are published at:

veraPDF will deliver the definitive PDF/A validator. Please download and test the software. If you encounter problems, or wish to make suggestions, please add them to the project's GitHub issue tracker. Your feedback is important, it will contribute to improving the software.



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.