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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.
'ansiprint' is a utility for printing text files (or stdin) from remote terminals using ANSI telnet escape sequences. Output is to either stdout (default) or /dev/tty (in case something is trapping stdout). The program prints a form-feed character to separate multiple file; it can also print a form feed after all pages/files are printed (both of these functions can be optionally disabled). The user can specify the size of the read/write buffer. The program is based on 'pine' but has been completely re-written in C++.
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.
CUPS is a printing system that uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). It provides System V and BSD command-line interfaces, as well as a Web interface and a C programming interface to manage printers and print jobs. It supports printing to both local (parallel, serial, USB) and networked printers, and printers can be shared from one computer to another. Internally, CUPS uses PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files to describe printer capabilities and features and a wide variety of generic and device-specific programs to convert and print many types of files.
Multiplatform raster graphical editor enabling simultaneous drawing between users. Project including several sub projects as server, painting framework, network library, desktop application and protocol design and documentation.
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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.
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The GNU FreeFont project aims to provide a useful set of free scalable (i.e., OpenType) fonts covering as much as possible of the ISO 10646/Unicode UCS (Universal Character Set). It includes:
  • Latin, Cyrillic, and Arabic, with supplements for many languages
  • Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Thaana, Syriac
  • Devanagari, Bengali, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Oriya, Sinhala, Tamil, Malayalam
  • Thai, Tai Le, Kayah Li, Hanunóo, Buginese
  • Cherokee, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
  • Ethiopian, Tifnagh, Vai, Osmanya, Coptic
  • Glagolitic, Gothic, Runic, Ugaritic, Old Persian, Phoenician, Old Italic
  • Braille, International Phonetic Alphabet (and extensions)
  • currency symbols, general punctuation and diacritical marks, dingbats
  • mathematical symbols (including much of the TeX repertoire of symbols)
  • technical symbols: APL, OCR, arrows,
  • geometrical shapes, box drawing
  • musical symbols, gaming symbols (chess, checkers, mahjong), miscellaneous symbols

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.
'gQueue' is a Gnome frontend for lpq and lprm working with CUPS queues. It shows the printing jobs queue and let you remove jobs. It includes system tray icons and supports nine different languages.

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