[GRASS-dev] discussion: replacing ps.map

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Sun Apr 1 23:09:29 EDT 2007

nicholas.g.lawrence at mainroads.qld.gov.au wrote:

> >Thierry Laronde (Alceste)
> > ---because PostScript is a standard
> Exactly what do you mean by this?
> Is PostScript a de-facto standard? Like microsoft word.doc?
> Or is it a standard recognised by ISO? (standard de-jure?)

Yes, sort of, and no.

It's a de-facto standard, not a de-jure standard. But unlike MS-Word,
PostScript is extensively documented, and a free (GPL) implementation
(Ghostscript) is available for all common platforms.

FWIW, the reference documentation is available from:


Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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