New on CTAN: forms16be

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Tue Aug 29 05:29:56 CEST 2017

D. P. Story submitted the



Version number: 2017-08-11
License type: lppl1.2

Summary description: Initialize form properties using big-endian

Announcement text:

The forms16be package provides support for UTF-16BE Unicode character
encoding (called a big-endian character string) for the text string
type (PDF Reference, version 1.7, beginning on page 158). Text strings
are used in "text annotations, bookmark names, article threads,
document information, and so forth" (to partially quote page 158). The
particular application is to set property values of form fields, at
least those properties that take the text strings as its value. The
package contains support for Basic Latin plus the ability to enter any
unicode character using the notation \uXXXX, where 'XXXX' are four hex
digits. Package works for dvips/Distiller, pdflatex, lualatex, and


This package is located at

More information is at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Manfred Lotz

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