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Re: [opensuse-factory] Let's keep acroread for pure reasons of usability.
On 2013-11-10 15:09 (GMT+0100) Carlos E. R. composed:

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. :-(

That support can be no better than ethereal, key words being "in time". Adobe continues to add features to Acrobat versions the document creators upgrade to like lemmings itching to feed their money to Adobe, and that take time to reach the spec and get incorporated into installed FOSS readers and plugins.
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