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GNU Ghostscript
Ghostscript is an 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.


User and Developer documentation is available from

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:ghostscript


Download version 9.14.0 (stable)
released on 4 December 2014

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GPLv2Kelly Hopkins9 September 2010

Leaders and contributors

Peter Deutsch Contributor
Russell Lang Contributor
Thomas Merz Contributor
Tim Theisen Contributor
and many others Contributor
Didier Link Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Support Newsgroup gnu.ghostscript.bug
Developer VCS Repository Webview
User Download
Bug Tracking,Developer E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite libpng
Weak prerequisite zlib
Weak prerequisite libjpeg

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 April 2015.


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