2020.10 Release Notes

Release date: 6th October 2020

Next FormVu release: 17th November 2020


  • [HTML-3395] - Implement blend modes for shapes in SVG text modes
    Implemented feature not commonly used in PDF files

  • [HTML-2988] - Improve grouping of text blocks containing NON_SPACING_MARK characters
    Enhanced text grouping code to better recognise NON_SPACING_MARK characters and split less often

  • [HTML-3402] - Refactor product-specific code out of shared modules
    Internal refactor to improve maintainability that does not affect public API

  • [HTML-3409] - Remap fake Nonspacing Mark characters that have a width
    Helps prevent overlapping characters in files with broken extraction values

  • [HTML-3413] - Experimental Text Mode
    Added experimental text mode which fixes layering of HTML text that should be hidden whilst also maintaining similar file size and rendering performance characteristics. More information coming soon.


  • [HTML-3401] - Incorrect tab width used when font is not embedded
    Fixed text spacing in a customer file

  • [HTML-3404] - Overlapping text is not aligning perfectly
    Reduced tolerance in text grouping code to split for better accuracy

  • [CORE-3644] - Blend Mode is not applied in some cases
    Fixed blend mode not being restored from GraphicsState stack

  • [CORE-3679] - Missing text caused by faulty numeric value in CM command

  • [CORE-3682] - Box appearing in Converted Document
    Fixed image decoding issue which caused incorrect image appearance

  • [CORE-3685] - T* behaviour causes incorrect text coordinates
    Fixed text layout issue that caused incorrectly position in some files

  • [CORE-3689] - JPEG2000 validation failing when valid jpx/jpxb brands used
    Fixed decoding of JPEG2000 image in a customer file

  • [CORE-3690] - AES encrypted file with an empty password fails to open

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