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|Short description=Interpreter for the Postscript and PDF graphics languages
 
|Short description=Interpreter for the Postscript and PDF graphics languages
 
|Full description=An interpreter for the Postscript language and the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript lib) that implements the graphics capabilities that appear as primitive operations in the Postscript language and in PDF, and a set of utility programs that include the ability to convert PostScript to PDF. Currently it supports PostScript level 3 and PDF versions 1.0 through 1.6.
 
|Full description=An interpreter for the Postscript language and the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript lib) that implements the graphics capabilities that appear as primitive operations in the Postscript language and in PDF, and a set of utility programs that include the ability to convert PostScript to PDF. Currently it supports PostScript level 3 and PDF versions 1.0 through 1.6.
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|Homepage URL=http://gnu.org/software/ghostscript
 
|User level=none
 
|User level=none
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|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=User and Developer documentation is available from http://www.ghostscript.com/doc/current/
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|Related projects=a2ps,apsfilter,Enscript,fontutils,Ghostview,Gimp-print,hp2xx,Lahelper,Ted,Tipograf
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|Keywords=graphics,pdf,PostScript,printing,ghostscript,Ghostview,GNU ghostscript
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|Version identifier=8.71.1
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|Version date=2010-09-09
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|Version status=stable
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|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ghostscript/gnu-ghostscript-8.71.1.tar.bz2
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2010-09-20
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=8.71.0
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|Is GNU=Yes
|Version date=2010-09-05
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|GNU package identifier=ghostscript
|Version status=stable
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|License verified date=2010-09-09
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ghostscript/gnu-ghostscript-8.71.0.tar.bz2
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|License verified date=2010-09-07
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|Version comment=
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|Interface=command-line,console,library
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
 
|License=GPLv2
 
|License=GPLv2
 
|License verified by=Kelly Hopkins
 
|License verified by=Kelly Hopkins
|License verified date=2010-09-07
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|License verified date=2010-09-09
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{{Person
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|Real name=Didier Link
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=didier@famille-link.fr
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{{Person
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|Real name=Peter Deutsch
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|Role=Contributor
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{{Person
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|Real name=Russell Lang
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|Role=Contributor
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{{Person
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|Real name=Thomas Merz
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|Role=Contributor
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{{Person
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|Real name=Tim Theisen
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|Role=Contributor
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|Email=ghostview@cs.wisc.edu
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{{Person
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|Real name=and many others
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|Role=Contributor
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking,Developer
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|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=mailto:bug-ghostscript@gnu.org
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Support
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|Resource kind=Newsgroup
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|Resource URL=gnu.ghostscript.bug
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{{Software category
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|Interface=command-line, console, library
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|Printing=postscript
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|Use=printing
 
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|Prerequisite description=libpng
 
|Prerequisite description=libpng
 
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Revision as of 14:30, 12 October 2012

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GNU Ghostscript

http://gnu.org/software/ghostscript
PostScript and PDF interpreter

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.

Documentation

An introduction to GNU Ghostscript is available at: https://www.gnu.org/software/ghostscript/intro.html

A graphical user interface to the Ghostscript interpreter is provided by the GNU GV package.

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
AGPLv3 with exceptionGenium17 January 2017
The font files (in Resource/Font)
OtherGenium17 January 2017
AGPLv3orlaterGenium17 January 2017
OtherGenium17 January 2017
The CMap files (in Resource/CMap)



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Didier Link Maintainer
José E. Marchesi Maintainer
Artifex Software Inc. Original source code comes from GPL Ghostscript released by Artifex Software Inc.


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
User Download http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/ghostscript/
Developer Homepage https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/ghostscript/
Guix Homepage https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/g.html
Bug Tracking,Developer E-mail mailto:bug-ghostscript@gnu.org
Support Newsgroup gnu.ghostscript.bug
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/ghostscript.git


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite zlib
Weak prerequisite libjpeg
Weak prerequisite libpng

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 January 2017.



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