Ghostscript is the name of a set of software that provides:|
- an interpreter for the PostScriptTM language and the Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF -- sometimes confused with
Acrobat, Adobe's PDF browser and editor product), and
In simple terms, this means that Ghostscript can read a
PostScript or PDF file and display the results on the screen
or convert them into a form you can print on a
non-PostScript printer. Especially together with several
popular previewers, with Ghostscript you can view or print
an entire document or even isolated pages, even if your
computer doesn't have Display PostScript and your printer
doesn't handle PostScript itself.
- The Ghostscript library, a set of procedures to implement
the graphics and filtering capabilities that are primitive
operations in the PostScript language and in PDF.