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A2ps Heckert gnu.small.png
Program started as a text to PostScript converter, with pretty printing and all the expected features of this kind of program, but it can now handle other file types (PostScript, Texinfo, DVI, web-authoring, PDF, etc.) provided you have the necessary tools. While highly configurable, everything was designed so that even a novice can do complicated PostScript manipulations. For instance, the program can delegate the processing of some files to other filters (such as groff, texi2dvi, dvips, gzip,etc.) which allows a uniform treatment (n-up, page selection, duples, etc.) of heterogeneous files It also includes support for a wide range of programming languages, encodings (ISO Latins, Cyrillic, etc.), medias, and Native Language Support (NLS).

ADG: Automatic Drawing Generation
The ADG library (Automatic Drawing Generation) is a set of functions focused on automating the drawing of mechanical parts. It is not a CAD system but a library providing a non-interactive canvas where you can put common CAD entities such as paths, xatches and quotes, to create your technical drawings. The final result can be displayed inside a GTK+ widget or exported to any cairo available format, such as PostScript and PDF documents or PNG and SVG images.

Apsfilter is a magic print filter with automatic file type recognition. It features on-the-fly decompression and conversion, and works on both PostScript and non-PostScript (via Ghostscript) graphical printers. This package makes printing many file formats much easier.

Among the supported formats are: gzip, bzip2, compress, freeze, pack, ASCII, BMP, data (PCL, etc.), DVI, FBM, FIG, FITS, GIF, Group 3 fax, HTML, IFF ILBM, JPEG, Kodak Photo CD, MGR, MIFF, PBM/PGM/PNM/PPM, PDF, PNG, PostScript, RLE, SGI, Sketch, Sun raster, Targa, TIFF, troff, WPG, X pixmap, XCF. Note that actual support depends on the installed filter programs.

Enscript Heckert gnu.small.png
Enscript converts ASCII files to PostScript and stores generated output to a file or sends it directly to the printer. It includes features for "pretty-printing" (language sensitive code highlighting) in several programming languages. It supports ten different input encodings, Adobe Font Metrics files, and user defined fancy headers. AFM files for the most common PostScript fonts are included in the distribution; the program itself can download PostScript fonts. Other features include language sensitive highlighting, N-up printing, inlined EPS images, comments, and the ability to change body color and font on the fly.

GNOME Ghostview (ggv) was a frontend for Ghostscript, an interpreter of PostScript that is able to properly render PostScript documents in a display or a printer. This package served also as a viewer for PDF documents.

GNOME Ghostview was a GNU package. It has since been decommissioned and is no longer developed.

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GNU Trueprint takes C source files and other text files and prints them on PostScript printers. It is intended to be used by programmers; therefore, it includes features like diff-marking, indentation count, function and file indices, and many others that are useful when printing source code. It currently supports C and has more limited support for other languages, including C++, Java, and Perl.

Gcover is application for GNOME to create CD Covers. This is not a Front-End.

Ghostscript Heckert gnu.small.png
Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language and the PDF file format. It also includes a C library that implements the graphics capabilities of the PostScript language. It supports a wide variety of output file formats and printers.

This package is the GNU version of the Artifex Ghostscript.

Lets Ghostscript users view a PDF or PostScript file using an X windows interface. Ghostview parses any known version of Adobe's Document Structuring Conventions. Page size and orientation are automatically determined from the Document Structuring Comments, but the user is able to override the values from the comments. Window size is set to the bounding box for Encapsulated PostScript figures. Default page size is letter and can be changes via Xresources or application defaults to A4 (or any other valid size). Scrollbars appear when neccessary. The program lets you view at four orientations (Portrait, Landscape, Seascape, and Upside-Down), restrict rendering to grayscale or monochrome, and mark pages for printing or saving. It can also popup zoom windows at printer resolution (one display dot = one printer dot).

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most common UNIX and Linux print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed proprietary vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and can be used for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and high quality. This software package includes an enhanced Print plugin for the GIMP that replaces the plugin packaged with the GIMP, and Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data supporting the Ghostscript driver.

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