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macOS Sierra PDF bugs plague developers and users alike

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macOS Sierra PDF bugs plague developers and users alike

Bugs in macOS Sierra's PDF framework are inflicting complications, each for Preview users and third-party developers.

A malicious program in PDFKit in macOS Sierra, idea to were in spite of everything fastened in macOS 10.12.1, has it sounds as if re-emerged in macOS 10.12.2, the newest public model. Particularly, those bugs reason issues for people that edit PDFs in Preview, along side third-party apps that employ Apple's PDFKit framework. Particularly, the bugs seem to have an effect on optical personality popularity (OCR) in PDF paperwork.

From TidBITS:

Extra regarding, and that is what in spite of everything driven me to trace down these kind of stories and write this newsletter, is that the just lately launched macOS 10.12.2 has presented a major new computer virus associated with PDFKit. Brooks Duncan of the DocumentSnap website online revealed a observe from one in every of his readers that warns that the OCR textual content layer added to scanned PDFs through Fujitsu's ScanSnap tool might be deleted should you edit the PDF in Preview.

The bugs initially cropped up within the fall with the discharge of macOS Sierra, and have been idea on the time to have an effect on PDFs created with Fujitsu's ScanSnap scanners. Then again, it now seems to be a extra popular factor. The main factor appears to be that Apple rewrote the PDFKit framework for Sierra, which turns out to have damaged quite a lot of issues that PDF apps depend on.

Apps the use of third-party PDF libraries appear to have escaped any problems without delay, however there can nonetheless be problems that crop of in paperwork edited in Preview.

In the intervening time, there was no remark from Apple at the factor. It is still noticed if the bugs will probably be fastened in macOS 10.12.3, lately in beta checking out.

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