GhostPCL is Artifex Software's implementation of the PCL-5™ and PCL-XL™ family of page description languages. For more information please see the documentation included with the source package.
GhostXPS is Artifex Software's implementation of the Microsoft XML Paper Specification (XPS) page description language. It is currently under development.
GhostPDF and Ghostscript are Artifex Software's implementations of the Adobe PostScript™ and PDF™ page description languages.
If you have obtained a commercial OEM license agreement from Artifex,
the file sets below are licensed under the terms of that OEM agreement.
For all others, the version available here is licensed under the
General Public License version 2.
Please see this document for a specific descriptions of the
rights and responsibilities you have with respect to the code.
Commercial licensing is also available for Ghostscript, GhostPCL,
GhostPDL 8.71 is the current stable release.
This release contains GhostPCL, GhostXPS, Ghostscript and GhostPDF.
Only source code is provided. We do not provide executable binaries. See the included documentation for build instructions. This is currently supported only on Windows and Unix-like systems.
These are the set of 80 standard TrueType fonts from URW. This font set is required for proper functioning of GhostPCL. If you have obtained a commercial OEM license agreement from Artifex, please use this font set. For all others they are distributed under a license called the AFPL which, among other restrictions, disallows any commercial distribution and as such they are kept in a separate package.
The 1.41 font set is the same as the 1.40 except for the ArtLinePrinter font.
The same set of 80 standard fonts from URW are also available in Type 1 versions for users who prefer that format. These are also licensed the AFPL unless you have a commercial OEM license agreement with Artifex covering them. Note that Artifex has not extensively tested the Type 1 versions, and so cannot yet warrant perfect accuracy. You may want to take this into account in your own quality assurance tests.
Older releases are listed here. Summary checksum files are available for checking the integrity of GPL releases. [SHA-1] [MD5]
GhostPDL 8.70 is an older stable release. ghostpdl-8.70.tar.bz2 In this release, the version number was bumped to match the corresponding Ghostscript release.
GhostPDL 1.54 is and older stable release.
GhostPDL 1.53 is an older stable release.
GhostPDL 1.52 is an older stable release.
This release contains Ghostpcl, Ghostpdf and Ghostscript as well as the first stable release of Ghostxps.
GhostPDL 1.51 is an older stable release.
GhostPCL 1.50 is an older stable release.
Releases prior to GhostPDL 1.50 are licensed for free use under the AFPL not the GPL.Summary checksum files are available for checking the integrity of AFPL releases. [sha1] [md5]
GhostPCL 1.41p1 is an older stable release.
GhostPCL 1.41 is an older release.
ghostpcl_1.41.tar.bz2 is an unpatched release, not recommended.
patch from 1.41 to 1.41p1 fixes some issues on 64 bit systems.
GhostPCL 1.40 is an older stable release.
GhostPCL 1.38p1 was a stable release.
The stardard 45 TrueType fonts from URW licensed under the AFPL that were released with the 1.37 and 1.38 releases are available as a separate archive:
GhostPCL 1.38 is an older release. Please use the patched version above instead.
GhostPCL 1.38 beta (no longer available)
GhostPCL 1.37 was a stable release.
GhostPCL 1.37 alpha (no longer available)
GhostPCL 1.35 (no longer available)