# [NTG-context] Questions to PDF/A compliant documents: missing ICC files?

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 18:13:39 CEST 2018

```On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 5:20 PM Tomas Hala <tomas.hala at mendelu.cz> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> at http://wiki.contextgarden.net/PDF/A I found the following:
>
> """""
> In ConTeXt mkiv, in order to create such a compliant PDF/A file, one can
> do as follows: first install (or check that they are present) the following
> color profiles files
>
> default_cmyk.icc
> default_gray.icc
> default_rgb.icc
> ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc
>
> into tex/texmf-context/colors/icc/profiles of your Context standalone
> directory. The default_*.icc files are part of ghostscript...
> """""
>
> So I checked that they are present (CentOS 6.6, GPL Ghostscript 8.70) and
> I discovered that these files are not present at any ConTeXt (or TeX)
> installation from TeXlive
> neither as separate files, nor at file
> context/colors/icc/context/colorprofiles.xml.
>
> Only default_gray.icc is present as a part of ConTeXt installations from
> our garden.
>
> Therefore, I would like to ask
> (a) where I can find the set of original default*.icc files,
> (b) what is the reason why these files are not included in the TeXlive and
> garden installations,
> (c) if it is possible to add it there for future, and
> (d) if the produced PDF (with \setupbackend[format={pdf/a-1b:2005}...]) is
> PDF/a compliant when these
> icc files are not present and the whole content of the document is only in
> black (i.e. no grayscale, no colours).
>

Hm, they should be under
tex/texmf-context/colors/icc
in the standalone (beta) from the garden (I have just installed it, and I
see them).
They are not included in texlive for some copyright issues.

Anyway, see