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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Let's keep acroread for pure reasons of usability.
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:09:07 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1311101503470.19793@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Sunday, 2013-11-10 at 09:04 +0400, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
В Sun, 10 Nov 2013 04:50:05 +0000 (UTC)
Jim Henderson <> пишет:

Go beat up on Adobe. It's their product, it's their closed/proprietary
file format.

I thought that PDF spec are public. I even have one lying somewhere
around. Do you mean that it is incomplete and Adobe is using more
features than it publishes?

You are correct, it is ISO 32000, So it is not a proprietary format.

See <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Document_Format> for more details. However, while it is true that adobe adds proprietary things, they in time end in the standard. The XFA forms were published in 2009, with earlier specifications (see wikipedia table), all part of that ISO standard.

There is no excuse for not fully supporting the standard in Linux. :-(

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
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