Bug #5731

fido 1.3.1 identifies Adobe Illustrator 14 file as PDF 1.5

Added by Misty De Meo almost 7 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:VerifiedStart date:10/01/2013
Priority:MediumDue date:
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Target version:post 1.0
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Our Adobe Illustrator sample is being misidentified in fido 1.3.1 using the PRONOM v70 signatures: https://github.com/artefactual/archivematica-sampledata/raw/master/SampleTransfers/Images/BBhelmet.ai

The file is an Illustrator 14 (CS4) file (fmt/563), but is being identified as PDF 1.5 (fmt/19). This isn't actually wrong per se (since AI files are a superset of PDF), but isn't fully accurate. DROID 6.1.2, using the same v70 signature files, correctly identifies the file as fmt/563. However, FITS, using DROID 3, makes the same inaccurate identification fido does.

See also my bug report at the fido repository: https://github.com/openplanets/fido/issues/41


#1 Updated by Misty De Meo almost 7 years ago

  • Target version set to post 1.0

#2 Updated by Misty De Meo over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Verified

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