CTAN update: pdfx

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Thu May 12 15:08:40 CEST 2016

Ross Moore submitted an update to the



Version number: 1.5.8
License type: lppl

Summary description: PDF/X-1a and PDF/A-1b support for pdfTeX

Announcement text:
This is a significant update.
 1. fixes a bug when used with LuaLaTeX — now works with older versions
as well as the 2016 version of LuaLaTeX. 2. can work also with XeLaTeX
— consult the main documentation for the required command-line, and a
discussion of the limitations. 3. page-size metadata corresponds to the
MediaBox size. 4. now supports Multilingual Metadata, using legacy
8-bit encodings (Latin1–Latin9, KOI8-R, and some others). 5. supports
Metadata given as a transliteration; e.g. LGR for Greek and OT6 for
Armenian by providing a conversion into UTF-8. This also allows proper
bookmarks with these transliterations. 6. various smaller improvements.

The documentation gives comprehensive instructions on how to easily
obtain relevant metadata from existing documents, and how to include it
to obtain a validating PDF/A or other conforming document. It includes
examples using various languages.

This package is located at 

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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Manfred Lotz

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