CUPS is a standards-based printing system for Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems. It provides the System V and Berkeley command line interfaces, and uses the Internet Printing Protocol ("IPP") as the basis for managing print jobs and queues. The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Server Message Block (SMB), and AppSocket (a.k.a. JetDirect) protocols are also supported with reduced functionality. CUPS adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description ("PPD") based printing options to support real world printing.
jPDFWriter is a Java class library to create PDF documents directly from Java programs without having to install any third party drivers or software. It emulates the standard Java classes to print and draw graphics to reduce the learning curve when using the library and reuse existing code. It can create PDF files in two ways: PDF files can be created directly using jPDFWriter's very simple API (simply create a PDFDocument object, create as many PDFPage objects as necessary, draw strings, graphics, or any other elements supported by Graphics2D to the pages, and save the document), or jPDFWriter can extend the standard Java PrinterJob to create PDF files as though printing to a physical printer. This allows reuse of existing printing code and lets an application decide, at runtime, whether to send the output to a printer or to a PDF file. PDF files can be saved to files on a disk, written to a java.io.OutputStream, or written directly to a javax.servlet.ServletOutputStream to show in a browser when working within a J2EE application server. jPDFWriter is written entirely in Java, so application portability and operating system independence are not compromised.
PDFTextStream is a PDF text and metadata extraction library available for Java and .NET. It supports all versions of the PDF document specification (including v1.7, used by Acrobat 8, 9, and X), extraction of text encoded using double-byte character sets (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), decryption of documents encrypted using 40-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit, and variable bit length ciphers, and extraction of all document metadata provided by PDF documents (including form data, bookmarks, and annotations). Easy integration with Jakarta Lucene is included, as well as interactive form update capability.
PDFreactor is a formatting processor to convert HTML and XML to PDF. It uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define page layout and styles. It allows you to dynamically generate PDF documents such as invoices, delivery notes, shipping documents, or print versions of Web content on-the-fly. Vector graphics (SVG), barcodes, MathML, XSLT, and CMYK colors are supported. All common J2EE application servers are supported. Complete .NET, PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby APIs are included. Direct integration into automatic build processes using Apache Ant is also possible.
jPDFText is a Java library to extract text from PDF documents. PDF documents can be processed to extract the textual content for archiving, storage, searching, or indexing. jPDFText is built on top of Qoppa's proprietary PDF technology, so there is no need for any third party software or drivers. Main Features: loading PDF documents from files, network drives, URLs, or input streams; extracting text; and extracting words as a vector of Strings. It is written entirely in Java, which allows your application to remain platform independent. There is no need to install or configure additional drivers or software when deploying.
jPDFViewer is a Java bean which embeds a PDF viewer in your Java applications and applets. It can read, display, and print PDF files, fill interactive PDF forms (acroforms, xfa forms), view all markup annotations, validate and display digital signatures, and perform text search, selection, and highlighting. It provides easy navigation with different views: thumbnails, bookmarks, annotations, etc. It has a customizable toolbar and user interface. It supports all image types, including JBIG2 and JPEG 2000, and all PDF font types (Types 0-3, OpenType, TrueType). It supports Acrobat PDF format 1.7, including layers, all PDF color spaces, including pattern and separation, and file attachments. There's no need to install or configure additional drivers or software when deploying.