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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

ps2ascii (1)

Name

ps2ascii - Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF to ASCII

Synopsis

ps2ascii [ input.ps [ output.txt ] ]
ps2ascii input.pdf [ output.txt ]

Description

PS2ASCII(1)                    Ghostscript Tools                   PS2ASCII(1)



NAME
       ps2ascii - Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF to ASCII

SYNOPSIS
       ps2ascii [ input.ps [ output.txt ] ]
       ps2ascii input.pdf [ output.txt ]

DESCRIPTION
       ps2ascii  uses gs(1) to extract ASCII text from PostScript(tm) or Adobe
       Portable Document Format (PDF) files. If no files are specified on  the
       command  line,  gs  reads  from standard input; but PDF input must come
       from an explicitly-named file, not standard input.  If no  output  file
       is specified, the ASCII text is written to standard output.

       ps2ascii  doesn't look at font encoding, and isn't very good at dealing
       with kerning, so for PostScript (but not currently PDF), you might con-
       sider pstotext (see below).

FILES
       Run  "gs  -h" to find the location of Ghostscript documentation on your
       system, from which you can get more details.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-------------------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE         |
       +---------------+-------------------------------+
       |Availability   | print/filter/ghostscript-core |
       +---------------+-------------------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile                      |
       +---------------+-------------------------------+
SEE ALSO
       pstotext(1),     http://www.research.digital.com/SRC/virtualpaper/psto-
       text.html

VERSION
       This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.26.

AUTHOR
       Artifex  Software,  Inc.  are  the  primary maintainers of Ghostscript.
       David M. Jones <dmjones@theory.lcs.mit.edu> made  substantial  improve-
       ments to ps2ascii.



NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source  was  downloaded from  https://github.com/ArtifexSoftware/ghost-
       pdl-downloads/releases/download/gs926/ghostscript-9.26.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://ghostscript.com/.



9.26                           20 November 2018                    PS2ASCII(1)