Ghostscript can display PostScript (Level 3) and PDF (1.3, ie. Acrobat 4.x) files on the screen,
convert them to many raster formats, and print them on many
(non-PostScript) printers, both black-and-white and color.
There are couple of front ends available for Unix and VMS: Ghostview, gv, MGv and GSview..
- An interpreter for the PostScript (TM) language, and
- A set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library) that implement the graphics capabilities that appear as
primitive operations in the PostScript language, and
- An interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
Current Version: 7.00 (AFPL), 6.50 (GNU)
License Type: Copyrighted and two versions are available:
Aladdin Ghostscript --- Aladdin Ghostscript Free Public License
GNU Ghostscript --- GPL
Commercial Licensing also available
Source Code Availability: Yes
Available Binary Packages:
UNIX, DOS, Windows, Mac, VMS, etc.
Mailing Lists/USENET News Groups:
gnu.ghostscript.bug (for GNU Ghostscript)
comp.lang.postscript (Aladdin Ghostscript)
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