[tex-live] ICC profiles for PDF/A compliance

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 08:07:21 CEST 2018

On Tue, 11 Sep 2018 at 02:49, Norbert Preining wrote:
> > For the time being, Norbert, could you add the file
> >   sRGB_IEC61966-2-1_black_scaled.icc
> > to tlcontrib if you haven't done this already?
> And where should it be installed? Into the pdfx directory or
>         texmf-dist/tex/generic/icc
> maybe?

Please put it somewhere under "generic" rather than "latex", if
possible. (I would still vote for creating a separate "color" top
folder at some point, but that's not all that important.)

I'm still waiting for the answer from ECI (http://www.eci.org/en/downloads).

Just to better understand the current situation:
- sRGB_IEC61966-2-1_black_scaled.icc is not free enough for TL, but OK
for TLContrib?
- For ECI we need some clarification before it becomes clear whether
they are OK even for TLContrib?
- Ghostscript profiles should probably be OK for TL as well (might
need some additional checking first)?

I would also like to include some of these profiles to the ConTeXt
distribution, but it's not clear to me what is allowed (since ConTeXt
distribution is not being sold on the DVD like TL, we are probably on
a somewhat safer side, but I would still not like to run into

> On Mon, 10 Sep 2018, Ross Moore wrote:
> > But there is one aspect of this that I don’t have the expertise in color usage to decide.
> > How different are the various profiles?
> > What is the difference between them? Does it matter?

Yes, it matters a lot as long as one wants faithful colour
reproduction. For "generic red titles" it doesn't matter all that much
and it's more important to be able to create valid PDF/X.

Thank you,

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