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21 September 2010, 09:19

Ghostscript 9.0 supports ICC profiles

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The developers have released Ghostscript 9.0 for downloading (direct download link). The first major release in years of the free PostScript interpreter supports colour management in accordance with the International Colour Consortium (ICC) standard and can also implement third-party Colour Management Modules (CMMs).

The second major change that developers mention is the use of Freetype to render fonts (except for Type-3 fonts). The developers have also improved performance and interaction with the PDF interpreter. For a detailed list of all the changes, see the change log.

Ghostscript renders PostScript and PDF code for printers and displays. The software is a core component in the Linux print system, but is also used to generate PDF files from the PostScript output of a number of applications. Artifex originally developed Ghostscript as proprietary software that was free for non-commercial use, but released it as open source a year later. Since 2006, new versions of Ghostscript have been released under GPL from the outset.


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