[Debconf-team] Free software for filling XFA forms
Daniel Pocock <email@example.com> writes:
> It seems the Canadian immigration authorities are not going to welcome
> all Debian people though:
> Anybody who has to apply for a visa will have to install and run
> non-free software. This is very sad, because Canada is otherwise
> quite a nice place to visit. Americans, Europeans and Australians
> won't need to fill in the PDF, but many other people (or spouses who
> are from other countries) will be stuck.
For a long time I've wanted a tool in Debian to fill in XFA forms. AFAIK
the only existing free library which supports this is itext java library
Using this library it might be possible to make a simple tool for
filling these forms. I don't know if the metadata needed can be
extracted using free tools.