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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)

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

C, C++

Java Perl PHP1 Python Ruby
COM .NET2  
Windows Server x64 and Windows 7/8/10 x64 C, C++ Java Perl PHP1 Python Ruby
COM .NET2  
macOS - see system requirements
macOS 10.9 and above x64 C, C++, Objective-C Java Perl PHP1 Python Ruby
macOS 10.9 and above (Universal x64/ARM64) C, C++, Objective-C Java        
.NET Core Universal package - see system requirements
Windows x64, Linux Intel 64, Alpine Linux Intel 64, macOS x64 all languages supported in .NET Core
Linux/FreeBSD - see system requirements
Linux x86 (32-bit)

C, C++

Java Perl PHP1 Python Ruby
Linux Intel 64 (x86_64)

C, C++

Java Perl PHP1 Python Ruby
Alpine Linux Intel 64 (x86_64)

C, C++

Java Perl PHP1 Python Ruby
Linux on IBM zSeries see below
FreeBSD 10/11 x86 C, C++ Java Perl PHP1 Python Ruby
FreeBSD 10/11 Intel 64 C, C++ Java Perl PHP1 Python Ruby
FreeBSD 12 Intel 64 C, C++ Java Perl PHP1 Python Ruby
IBM - see system requirements
IBM AIX 5/6/7 32-bit C, C++ Java Perl  

Python

 
IBM AIX 5/6/7 64-bit C, C++ Java Perl      
Mobile and Embedded Systems - see system requirements
iOS 32- and 64-bit (universal) Objective-C, C, C++          
Android 32- and 64-bit C, 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++

Java3

RPG

     
zSeries (USS)

C, C++

Java

       
zSeries (USS, 64-bit)

C, C++

Java

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

C, C++

Java

 

 

 

 
Linux-S390x (64-bit)

C, C++

Java

 

 

 

 

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 7.3, 7.4 and 8.0 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 Tutorial The 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 Reference English Path Reference for pCOS interface 8 in PDFlib+PDI9 and PPS 9
German PDFlib 9 Manuals
PDFlib 9.1 Tutorial German PDFlib Tutorial for PDFlib 9.1, PDFlib+PDI 9.1 and PPS 9.1
PDFlib 9.1 API-Referenz German PDFlib API Reference for PDFlib 9.1, PDFlib+PDI 9.1 and PPS 9.1
pCOS Pfadreferenz German Path Reference for pCOS interface 8 in PDFlib+PDI 9 and PPS 9
Japanese PDFlib 9 Manuals
PDFlib 9.3 Tutorial Japanese PDFlib Tutorial for PDFlib 9.3, PDFlib+PDI 9.3 and PPS 9.3
PDFlib 9.3 API Reference Japanese PDFlib API Reference for PDFlib 9.3, PDFlib+PDI 9.3 and PPS 9.3
pCOS Path Reference Japanese 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.