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The updated PDF processing and conversion SDK includes full Java 17 support, LTV-enabled signatures, PDF-X1/X3 conversion and font enhancements.

Qoppa develops PDF solutions. The firm recently released a new version of its Java PDF development tools and components.

Developers use Qoppa’s PDF processing and conversion SDK to create, view, edit, print and sign PDF documents. The SDK helps “companies in all industries incorporate PDF functionality to their web, server or desktop applications and organization’s workflows”, according to Qoppa.

This latest update provides several new features, including full support for Java 17 and backwards compatibility with Java 8, Java 11, and Java 16. This allows a wider range of users to benefit from the software. 

The update also offers enhanced support for Long Term Validation (LTV)-enabled signatures and PAdES signatures. Furthermore, Qoppa confirmed that a new public API was put into place in order to verify digital signature information to apply B-LT and B-LTA signatures.

Performance boost

Improvements have also been made to Qoppa’s Microsoft Office to PDF conversion engine for Word to PDF, Excel to PDF, and PowerPoint to PDF conversions.

The company explained that it is now packaging replacement fonts for all of the most common Microsoft Office fonts to ensure correct font matching — even on Linux.

Additional updates include added PDF-X1 and PDF/X3 conversion in Preflight, as well as several validation profiles. Furthermore, there’s a new demo application that allows customers to evaluate all of the functionality available in the PDF libraries and components.

The SDK also boasts improved PDF components with faster multi-threaded rendering as well as enhancements to the functionality and user interface. In addition, the SDK offers the ability to automatically find and apply page rotation when performing OCR. 

Qoppa claims the updated PDF toolkit provides a significant boost in performance. You can download the free PDF SDK demo application to sample the functionality. The demo has no expiration date, though a watermark is applied to all documents.