PostScript is a Turing-complete page description programming language, designed and developed by Adobe. There are three major releases: PostScript Level 1, released in 1984. PostScript Level 2 (1991) contained several important improvements. PostScript 3 (1997) is the latest version.

PostScript is a Turing-complete page description programming language, designed and developed by Adobe. There are three major releases of PostScript.

  1. PostScript Level 1 — this was released to the market in 1984.
  2. PostScript Level 2 — released in 1991, this contained several important improvements to Level 1, including support for image decompression and in-RIP separation.
  3. PostScript 3 — the latest and perhaps most widely adopted version was released in 1997. It too contains several import improvements over Level 2. The term “level” has been dropped.

PostScript is typically used as a page description language, although it can also be used for other purposes.

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