Mozilla Hits Milestone in Javascript PDF Rendering

Mozilla developers have reached their first milestone for PDF rendering using JavaScript.The in-house technology will be used in Mozilla browsers and is currently in development and can be seen in Github. Mozilla has licensed the JavaScript code under a 3-clause BSD license which they say is very liberal.

The latest improvements since that project’s first announcement include TrueType font support, masked images and the use of the HTML5 canvas element as well as other visual tweaks. The results were posted on the blog of Chris Jones from Mozilla. He said that ‘it renders the Tracemonkey paper perfectly’ and added that the end product would work in all HTML5 browsers.

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