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Topic: Re: about PDF's format
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56194
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:17 PM

At 8:59 AM -0500 12/25/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>In PDF general conventions,which says:
>PDF files are 7_bit ASCII textfiles.

That was ONLY true for PDF 1.0 files, most PDF documents
today are binary documents. It is VERY important that you treat them
as such!


>But what means 7_bit ASCII? in general, ASCII code is 8_bit.

It is today (and has been for a few decades), but it has NOT
always been. Anyway, 7bit ASCII applies to the valid use of only
values that fit in 7 bits - 0-127.


Leonard
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