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GNU 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.


An introduction to GNU Ghostscript is available at:

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

Related Projects


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

Leaders and contributors

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

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

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


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