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Export date: Sun Jul 14 8:12:42 2024 / +0000 GMT

veraPDF consortium issues first public software release

veraPDF-logo-600-300x149The first public prototype of veraPDF's validation software has been released. The software can be downloaded at:


veraPDF 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 project is led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association and is supported by leading members of the PDF software development community through their Technical Working Group.

This initial public release of veraPDF's software is incomplete, and is not to be used as a validator; it is currently more a proof of concept than a usable file format validator. The release notes are published at:

veraPDF's website is now up at The site contains information on the project's software and roadmap, the team behind it, and how you can get involved.

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The veraPDF consortium is a unique collaboration, bringing together an end user community of digital preservationists and a software industry rooted in the principle of interoperability based on ISO standardised technology to develop the definitive conformance checker for PDF/A. veraPDF is funded by the PREFORMA project.



(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.