PDF Errata Overview

The public GitHub repository "pdf-issues" hosted by the PDF Association provides all developers a means of openly reporting errata against industry and ISO PDF-related publications for review and resolution by industry. All issues in PDF-related publications are important, from minor typos and formatting issues, to larger ambiguous, unclear or apparently contradictory statements. By reaching consensus on resolutions as an industry, PDF interoperability and implementation reliability will be improved.

The current set of resolved errata are presented as additions, deletions or editor notes to the published wording in the relevant publication organized by clause number. GitHub Issue numbers and ISO status (where relevant) will appear as popup tooltips when hovering over changes or inline when printed and refer back to closed GitHub pdf-issues.

For ISO publications:

Due to ISO copyright, minimal surrounding text from the relevant ISO publication is provided that is sufficient to locate precisely where the resolution is being applied.

Errata in the following PDF specifications are supported:

Core PDF technologies

PDF/A (ISO 19005) - PDF for long-term preservation

PDF/X (ISO 15930) - PDF for prepress digital data exchange

  • PDF/X-6 (ISO 15930-9:2020) - Resolved errata
  • PDF/X-5 (ISO 15930-8:2010)
  • PDF/X-4 (ISO 15930-7:2010)
  • PDF/X-3 (ISO 15930-6:2003)

PDF/VT (ISO 16612) - PDF for variable data & transactional printing

  • PDF/VT-3 (ISO 16612-3:2020) - Resolved Errata
  • PDF/VT-2 (ISO 16612-2:2010)

PDF/UA (ISO 14289) - PDF for universal accessibility

  • PDF/UA-1 (ISO 14289-1:2014)
  • PDF/UA-2 (ISO 14289-2:2024)

Other PDF related publications

Errata on PDF 1.7 (ISO 32000-1:2008) and withdrawn ISO publications are not supported. The PDF Association maintains a full list of all PDF-related ISO publications.

Unless indicated otherwise, resolutions in ISO publications are not officially authorized by the ISO working groups responsible for PDF related standards (ISO TC 171 SC 2 and ISO TC 130 WG 2) and thus may be changed. A complete list of all current work in progress of each PDF-related ISO working group is also maintained by the PDF Association.

Last modified: 28 May 2024