[NTG-context] problems with signature fields

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Thu Nov 12 15:05:46 CET 2020

On 11/12/20 12:24 AM, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 11/11/2020 9:46 PM, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
>> Hans,
>> Back then, I thought it was an minor improvement. Now I realized that
>> this two objects for signature fiels are only valid for Acrobat.
> the other tools should be fixed ... indirect objects are pretty valid

Many thanks for your reply, Hans.

I totally agree, these tools need to be fixed.

I reported the issue to one of the projects more than two years ago. I’m
still waiting for a message about the issue report.

>> Would it be possible that signature fields may have only one object, so
>> that mupdf-gl and other tools have no problem signing fields PDF
>> documents generated by ConTeXt?
> all is possible but i'm not sure if i want to uglify the implementation
> for the sake of buggy viewers

In Windows (and I guess in macOS), saving a copy with Acrobat Reader DC
seems to unify both objects.

But I’m afraid Acrobat for Linux is too old for that (9.5.5).

Many thanks for your help,


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