Supported Standards and Platforms

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This section describes the PDF features and deployment platforms supported by ICEpdf.

PDF Features

ICEpdf supports the following PDF features:

  • Font support: Embedded font support for Type 1 Fonts (Standard and Multiple Master), TrueType, Font Subsets, Type3, CMaps (predefined and Embedded), Type 0 CID, Type 2 CID, Type 0, Type 1 (CFF), OpenType (True Type Outlines) and OpenType (CFF Type outlines). Font substitution
    is available for documents that do not use embedded fonts.
  • Cross-Reference Table and Cross-Reference Stream support for accelerated document loading.
  • Multiple page views: single page, facing page, single page column, and facing page columns.
  • Rendering of AcroForm data, push buttons, check boxes, radio buttons, text fields and choice fields.
  • Rendering of common Annotation types: markup and text markup; text, free text, and line; square; circle polygon; and polyline types.
  • Interactive Link annotation via the following actions types: go to actions, go to resource actions, go to launch actions and URI actions.
  • Converting rendered PDF pages to images, SVG documents, etc.
  • Extracting PDF document meta-data, text, and images.
  • PDF document viewing.
  • Page navigation.
  • Page magnification.
  • Page rotation.
  • Printing.
  • Bookmarks (table of contents entries that represent the chapters and sections in a document).
  • Search document text.
  • Acrobat standard security (40-bit and 128-bit RC4 encryption) for opening password-controlled files (for more information, see Acrobat Standard Security Support.
  • ICEbrowser PDF Pilot: Extend ICEbrowser® to support PDF document rendering using the included ICEbrowser PDF Pilot (Plugin) component.

ICEpdf supports a subset of the PDF Reference, 5th Edition, Version 1.6 from Adobe Systems Incorporated, available at:

For a detailed list of supported PDF features, see Supported PDF Features.

Supported Platforms

ICEpdf requires a compliant Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that supports Java 2D and JFC (Swing). Typically, any J2SE platform, version 1.5.0 or greater, meets these requirements. The officially supported platform and JVM combinations are:

  • Sun JDK 5.0
  • Sun JDK 6.0
  • Sun JDK 7.0 EA
  • Sun JDK 5.0
  • Sun JDK 6.0
  • Sun JDK 7.0 EA
  • Sun JDK 5.0
  • Sun JDK 6.0
  • Sun JDK 7.0 EA
Mac OS X
  • Apple JDK 5.0
  • Apple JDK 6.0

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