CTAN update: pdfx

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Mon Mar 11 19:12:03 CET 2019

Ross Moore submitted an update to the



Version number: 1.6.3
License type: lppl

Summary description: PDF/X and PDF/A support for pdfTeX, LuaTeX and

Announcement text:

From version 1.6, the pdfx package has been adapted to changes in LaTeX
made in 2018, in regards to input encodings, and to the newly
established hosting of Color Profiles for TeXLive due to licensing
constraints. Other additions include support for language tags for the
PDF overall and for individual Metadata field elements, as well as
extending the range of Metadata fields supported.

With version 1.6.3, babel-supported languages using UTF-8 encoding
should now work properly. More useful CMap files for text-extraction
are being produced from glyph names and use of combining accents, being
placed after the base glyph. The new \pdfomitcharset primitive (added
in 2019) is supported, now enabling valid PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 documents
to be produced whatever fonts are being used.


This package is located at 

More information is at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Manfred Lotz

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