PDFlib Product Family

Download PDFlib 9.3.0

The PDFlib download packages contain combined binaries for PDFlib, PDFlib+PDI, and PDFlib Personalization Server (PPS). Download the software package by clicking on the appropriate language binding for your platform. Refer to the corresponding system requirements document for deployment details.

PDFlib, PDFlib+PDI, and PPS can be evaluated without a license, but display a demo stamp across all generated pages unless a valid license key is applied. With the purchase of a product license you will receive a license key. According to your purchase, the license key will activate PDFlib, PDFlib+PDI, or PPS, and will turn the software to an unrestricted version for commercial use.

English PDFlib manuals are included in each of the packages. German and Japanese language manuals are available for download at the end of this page.

Usability of Maintenance Releases

The latest PDFlib 9 maintenance release is available to customers who purchase a new license and to customers with an active support agreement. Customers with a license for an older maintenance release can purchase a minor update to use the latest maintenance release.

PDFlib / PDFlib+PDI / PDFlib Personalization Server (PPS) 9.3.0 (released 07/2020)

PlatformPackage for use with
Windows - see system requirements
Windows Server x86 and Windows 7/8/10 x86

C, C++

Windows Server x64 and Windows 7/8/10 x64C, C++JavaPerlPHP1PythonRuby
macOS - see system requirements
macOS 10.9 and above x86/x64C, C++, Objective-CJavaPerlPHP1PythonRuby
.NET Core Universal package - see system requirements
Windows x64, Linux Intel 64, Alpine Linux Intel 64, macOS x64all languages supported in .NET Core
Linux/FreeBSD - see system requirements
Linux x86 (32-bit)

C, C++

Linux Intel 64 (x86_64)

C, C++

Alpine Linux Intel 64 (x86_64)

C, C++

Linux on IBM zSeriessee below
FreeBSD 10/11 x86C, C++JavaPerlPHP1PythonRuby
FreeBSD 10/11 Intel 64C, C++JavaPerlPHP1PythonRuby
FreeBSD 12 Intel 64C, C++JavaPerlPHP1PythonRuby
IBM - see system requirements
IBM AIX 5/6/7 32-bitC, C++JavaPerl 


IBM AIX 5/6/7 64-bitC, C++JavaPerl   
Mobile and Embedded Systems - see system requirements
iOS 32- and 64-bit (universal)Objective-C, C, C++     
Android 32- and 64-bitC, C++Java    
PDFlib Mini Edition (ME) for Embedded Linux on request
IBM i5/iSeries and zSeries - see system requirements
i5/iSeries (AS/400)
(OS V5 R3 M0 or above)

C, C++



zSeries (USS)

C, C++


zSeries (USS, 64-bit)

C, C++


zSeries (MVS)C     
Linux-S390 (32-bit)

C, C++





Linux-S390x (64-bit)

C, C++






1) Please see the document PDFlib in PHP HowTo for details.
2) Please see the document PDFlib in .NET HowTo for details.
3) See here regarding the use of AIX binaries for Java for deployment on IBM i5/iSeries.

Supported versions of language bindings (not all versions are available on all platforms):

  • PHP 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 are supported; see our PDFlib in PHP HowTo document for more info about PHP and PDFlib.
  • Perl 5.26, 5.28, 5.30 and 5.32 are supported.
  • Python 3.3 and newer are supported.
  • Ruby 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 are supported.

If you want to check that your download was free of transmission errors, we provide md5 checksums for all download packages.

See the change log for all changes since version 9.0.0.

PDFlib Documentation

The following PDFlib 9 documentation is available for download.

PDFlib 9

The PDFlib Tutorial provides a thorough introduction to PDFlib programming. The PDFlib API Reference contains a complete description of the PDFlib API methods. Both manuals are a must-read for all PDFlib developers.
English PDFlib 9 Manuals
PDFlib 9.3 TutorialThe english editions of the PDFlib 9.3 Tutorial and the PDFlib 9.3 API Reference are also included in all PDFlib 9.3 packages
PDFlib 9.3 API Reference
pCOS Path ReferenceEnglish Path Reference for pCOS interface 8 in PDFlib+PDI9 and PPS 9
German PDFlib 9 Manuals
PDFlib 9.1 TutorialGerman PDFlib Tutorial for PDFlib 9.1, PDFlib+PDI 9.1 and PPS 9.1
PDFlib 9.1 API-ReferenzGerman PDFlib API Reference for PDFlib 9.1, PDFlib+PDI 9.1 and PPS 9.1
pCOS PfadreferenzGerman Path Reference for pCOS interface 8 in PDFlib+PDI 9 and PPS 9
Japanese PDFlib 9 Manuals
PDFlib 9.3 TutorialJapanese PDFlib Tutorial for PDFlib 9.3, PDFlib+PDI 9.3 and PPS 9.3
PDFlib 9.3 API ReferenceJapanese PDFlib API Reference for PDFlib 9.3, PDFlib+PDI 9.3 and PPS 9.3
pCOS Path ReferenceJapanese Path Reference for pCOS interface 8 in PDFlib+PDI 9 and PPS 9

The PDFlib Migration Guide

The PDFlib Migration Guide contains recommendations for migrating existing PDFlib application code which has been developed with an older PDFlib release. The migration guide explains how to identify deprecated API features which are used in application code. Once identified, the deprecated features should be replaced with the recommended newer ones.

Additional Resources for Chinese, Japanese or Korean (CJK) text

For Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (CJK) text output with PDFlib you will find a package with many CMaps here.