This pages holds archival documentation for previous releases of ghostscript, as well as the current development version.
The above pages include some links to the Ghostscript source
directories src and toolbin.
These links will only work if you are viewing the Ghostscript
documentation from the source distribution and not this website.
Ghostscript is the name of a set of software that provides:
- An interpreter for the PostScript (TM) language,
with the ability to convert PostScript language files to
many raster formats, view them on displays, and print them on
printers that don't have PostScript language capability
- An interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files,
with the same abilities;
- The ability to convert PostScript language files to PDF
(with some limitations) and vice versa; and
- A set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library) that implement
the graphics capabilities that appear as primitive operations in the
Some ghostscript API programming examples
are available for C, Delphi and Visual Basic.
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