[Desktop_printing] Question for PDFA

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Wed Jan 11 13:46:37 PST 2006

Carl Worth wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 16:06:45 -0500, Michael Sweet wrote:
>> lists.apple.com), but as far as I know the PDF output on MacOS X
>> contains embedded fonts and thus does not conform to PDF/A.
>> (The PDF output *might* conform to PDF/is, but again it is best
> Can you (or someone) point to the canonical definitions of PDF/A and
> PDF/is?
> For PDF/A a little bit of googling turned up the following for PDF/A:
> 	http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/fdd000125.shtml
> which points to ISO 19005-1 (so perhaps there's the canonical source
> there).
> But, interestingly enough, that web page also says in its description
> of PDF/A:
> 	All fonts must be embedded and also must be legally embeddable
> 	for unlimited, universal rendering 
> which doesn't square well with what you describe above.
> Am I just confused?

I'm basing my statement on Ira's assertion during out telecon today.

(It would be nice if PDF/A *does* require embedded fonts - in that
case, we should use that variant as the standard format...)

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software          http://www.easysw.com

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