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

Boris Veytsman borisv at lk.net
Thu Sep 13 19:53:45 CEST 2018

PS> Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:53:57 -0300 (ADT)
PS> From: selinger at mathstat.dal.ca (Peter Selinger)

PS> The only reason a TeX distribution needs to include any profile at all
PS> is that certain PDF standards require the inclusion of a profile,
PS> *even if the document does not contain any color* or *even if the
PS> document only includes vanilla RGB color*. Therefore, the reasonable
PS> thing to do, in my opinion, is to include a single, free, sRGB
PS> profile. It may also be reasonable to additionally include a single,
PS> free CMYK profile (such as FOGRA39, which seems to be an ISO standard
PS> for "typical print made by commercial offset litho") in case there are
PS> any users who use a CMYK image from an unsophisticated source that
PS> does not already have a color profile associated with it.

This is exactly what I saw with many of my customers:  they need
*some* profile.

Good luck


Cleanse area thoroughly before applying.

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