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SDB:Glossary/PostScript

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The PostScript language is a simple interpretive programming language with powerful graphics capabilities. Its primary application is to describe the appearance of text, graphical shapes, and sampled images on printed or displayed pages, according to the Adobe imaging model. A program in this language can communicate a description of a document from a composition system to a printing system or control the appearance of text and graphics on a display. The description is high-level and device-independent. The capabilities of PostScript-related technologies makes possible have established it as the industry page description language standard.