PDF::API2 0.53 review

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License: Artistic License
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Developer: Alfred Reibenschuh
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PDF::API2 is 'The Next Generation' of Text::PDF::API, a Perl module-chain that facilitates the creation and modification of PDF files.

It features support for the 14 base PDF Core Fonts, TrueType fonts, and Adobe-Type1, with unicode mappings, embedding of bitmap images, compression via zlib, and a rich object-oriented API.

Here are some key features of "PDF API2":
Works with more than one PDF file open at once
It presents a object-oriented API to the user
Modification of existing PDF Documents
Import Pages from existing PDF Documents
the 14 base PDF Core Fonts
a subset of the base PDF CJK Fonts
a subset of the Microsoft Webfonts (not embedded)
Adobe-Type1 Fonts in both ascii and binary format (.pfa/pfb)
TrueType fonts (.ttf)
OpenType Fonts with TrueType Outlines (.ttf)
OpenType Fonts with Postscript Outlines (.otf)
'Joint Photographics Experts Group' images (.jpeg)
'Portable Network Graphics' images (.png)
'Graphics Interchange Format' images (.gif)
'Tagged Image File Format' images (.tiff)
'Portable AnyMap' images (.pbm/pgm/ppm)

Perl 5.8.x - for correct utf8 handling at language level (5.8.4+ recommended)
Encode, Encode::* - for encoding/unicode handling
Compress::Zlib - compression of pdf object streams

What's New in This Release:
Minor code cleanups.

PDF::API2 0.53 keywords