[pdftex] [tex-live] PDF 1.5 by default in TL 2010

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Jan 13 15:11:32 CET 2010

Élie Roux wrote:
> 2010/1/13 Manuel Pegourie-Gonnard<mpg at elzevir.fr>:
>> You raise interesting points here. It would be good to check if most PDF
>> readers (as opposed to viewers) can handle compressed PDF 1.5 since a
>> reasonable amount of time (say, a few years).
> I tested some, 90% of them don't read PDF, 1 of them (text2speech, a
> really bad one) doesn't read compressed pdf and TextAloud (which seems
> a bit better according to what I saw) can handle compressed pdf...
> Does someone know anything in this area?

I do know someone who is completely dependent on AT for his
use of computers, and he has -- in the past -- said that PDF
poses quite severe accessibility problems.  I am bcc'ing him
with this reply so that he can add any comments he may wish to.

** Phil.

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