Software that does PostScript translation

Fri, 02/02/2024 - 15:47 By Dave Brooks

Q: When I set up an RPM Remote Print ManagerĀ® queue to receive text, I can send a PostScript file but of course it prints with all its programming language text. Are you aware of any software that can allow my PC to become a PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript server to my Unix workstation?

A: The Ghostscript application is a PostScript translation application. You can use a filter action in RPM, call the Ghostscript application from the command line, pass the file to Ghostscript. Ghostscript will translate the file and send it to the printer. You can download Ghostscript from the Internet. Please note that you are responsible for verifying you are using the GhostScript software according to the terms of the owners. We are not lawyers; we can't say whether you should use it, only that it's worth evaluating.

We have an article about using Ghostscript with RPM. You can also get more information about it by going directly to their website.