ESPGS 8.15.4

Description:  Postscript/PDF Interpreter
Maintainer:  Manuel Oetiker <>
Created:  2008-10-13
Updated:  2008-10-13 (Package Prepared)
Support:  Manuel Oetiker <>
Links:  Homepage, SEPP Dir, INSTALL
OS:  linux
Categories:  programming, graphics
Binaries:  gs-esp
More Info
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
  • 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.
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.