W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > July to September 2004

RE: PDF in WCAG 2

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 20:30:00 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0408182028290.19685@aristotle.multipattern.com>

> please explain how I should make my pdf's readable

Is that your actual question?

>>> Maybe I'm over-interpreting, but: I would class PDFs as non-text
content
>>
>> Except for all that text inside them.
>
> no it is not, it is essentially a photograph of the text but it is not
> text

False.

It's possible to scan a graphic and save it as such in a PDF. That graphic 
may include markings we would read as text.

However, PDFs may also include text. Try opening one in a binary editor.

-- 

     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
     Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
     Expect criticism if you top-post
Received on Wednesday, 18 August 2004 20:30:08 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 5 February 2014 23:39:44 UTC