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From jan i <>
Subject Re: Apache™ PDFBox™ named an Open Source Partner Organization of the PDF Association : The Apache Software Foundation Blog
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:03:11 GMT
On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Peter Kelly <> wrote:

> > On 4 Feb 2015, at 5:47 pm, Edward Zimmermann <
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > Does this have anything to do with Corinthia? No. Corinthia is about
> content and especially word processing formats (OOXML, ODF etc.)..
> Corinthia is at its core about pragmatic fidelity. The point of the
> bidirectional transformation model is to be able to reduce fidelity
> demands. Unless the project wants to get sidetracked into HiFi rendering
> (of DOCX or ODT) it's completely outside of the scope….
> I think of PDF in the same way as I do PNG. It’s intended as an output
> format, not an input format. I know there are tools out there which are
> effectively half of an OCR system which can reconstruct a source document
> by inferring the logical structure from the layout (e.g. where a paragraph
> begins and ends), though this is quite a difficult problem and I’m not sure
> that it’d be within the scope of Corinthia (though if someone has ideas on
> this and wants to work on it, I’m all for it - it’s just a very difficult
> and very different task to writing filters for all the other formats we’ve
> discussed).

+1 I think we currently have other more important tasks in corinthia.

jan i

> On the other side is output to PDF - that is, typesetting. This is
> something I also think would be outside the scope of the project (at least
> based on my understanding of people’s interests to date). We basically rely
> on separate programs to do the typesetting of a document produced by the
> library, e.g. LaTeX, WebKit/other browser engines.
> --
> Dr. Peter M. Kelly
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