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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for ps2ascii (opensolaris section 1)

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 consider pstotext (see below).

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

SEE ALSO
       pstotext(1), http://www.research.digital.com/SRC/virtualpaper/pstotext.html

VERSION
       This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 8.63.

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

8.63					  1 August 2008 			      PS2ASCII(1)


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