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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
|Status=Live
 
|Component programs=
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.ghostscript.com
 
|VCS checkout command=
 
 
|Computer languages=C
 
|Computer languages=C
 
|Documentation note=User and Developer documentation is available from http://www.ghostscript.com/doc/current/
 
|Documentation note=User and Developer documentation is available from http://www.ghostscript.com/doc/current/
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|IRC help=
 
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|Related projects=a2ps,apsfilter,Enscript,fontutils,Ghostview,Gimp-print,hp2xx,Lahelper,Ted,Tipograf
 
|Related projects=a2ps,apsfilter,Enscript,fontutils,Ghostview,Gimp-print,hp2xx,Lahelper,Ted,Tipograf
 
|Keywords=graphics,pdf,PostScript,printing,ghostscript,Ghostview,GNU ghostscript
 
|Keywords=graphics,pdf,PostScript,printing,ghostscript,Ghostview,GNU ghostscript
|Is GNU=y
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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
 
|Last review by=Janet Casey
 
|Last review by=Janet Casey
 
|Last review date=2010-09-20
 
|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=8.71.1
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|Is GNU=Yes
|Version date=2010-09-09
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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-8.71.1.tar.bz2
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|Real name=Didier Link
 
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Revision as of 14:30, 12 October 2012

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GNU Ghostscript

https://www.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.

Documentation

https://www.gnu.org/software/ghostscript/intro.html

Selection from the FSF shop

Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman

Introduction to the Command Line



Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement



If you have corrections to this entry or questions about it, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org


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Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Didier Link Maintainer
José E. Marchesi Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/ghostscript
Generalhttps://savannah.gnu.org/people/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Downloadhttps://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/ghostscript/
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/ghostscript/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/ghostscript.git/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-ghostscript/
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ghostscript/


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