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Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 3 of 4): Where to Get File Format Specifications
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         Type: Page Description Language
    Extension: PS
      Version: 
  Compression: None, LZW
  Color Depth:
   Maintainer: Adobe Systems
Specification:

PostScript was created and is maintained by Adobe Systems Incorporated:

  Adobe Systems Incorporated
  1585 Charleston Road P.O. Box 7900
  Mountain View, CA 94039-7900
  Voice: 415.961.4400
  Voice: 415.961.4111 (Developer Support)
  Fax:   415.961.3769
  BBS:   206.623.6984 (14.4-N-8-1)
  FTP:   ftp://ftp.adobe.com/
  WWW:   http://www.adobe.com/

The primary source of PostScript formation may be found in the Adobe
PostScript Langauge books:

  Red Book:   Postscript Language Reference Manual, 2nd ed.
                Adobe Systems Inc., Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-18127-4,
                $26.95US softcover
                  
  Blue Book:  Postscript Language Tutorial and Cookbook, 
                Adobe Systems Inc., Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-10179-3,
                $16.95US softcover
                  
  Green Book: PostScript Language Program Design,
                Adobe Systems Inc., Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-14396-8,
                $22.95US softcover
                  
  Black Book: Adobe Type 1 Font Format Specification,
                Adobe Systems Inc., Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-57044-0,
                $14.95US softcover

  Purple Book: Programming the Display PostScript System with NeXTstep,
                Adobe Systems Inc., Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-58135-3,
                $26.95US softcover

You may order these books directly from Adobe Systems in Mountain View,
California, by calling 1.800.83.FONTS (U.S. and Canada only) or 415.961.4400
(ask for "Inside Sales"). Or from Hayden Publishing at 1.800.428.5331.


Additional information on PostScript may be found on Adobe's FTP server and
Web site:

  ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/DeveloperSupport/Technotes/
  http://www.adobe.com/

The Usenet newsgroup comp.lang.postscript covers issues relating to the Adobe
PostScript language. The PostScript FAQ is available at:

  http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/postscript-faq/top.html

The Usenet newsgroup comp.fonts also covers issues relating to fonts. The
comp.fonts FAQ is available at:

  http://jasper.ora.com/comp.fonts/FAQ/

The Usenet newsgroup comp.sources.postscript contains source code of
PostScript programs. Other newsgroups that may be of interest are: 
comp.periphs.printers, comp.laser-printers, comp.text.pdf, comp.text.desktop,
and comp.publish.prepress.

The Encapsulated PostScript specification (v2.0) may be found at:

  http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/devrelations/PDFS/TN/5002.EPSF_Spec_v2.0.pdf

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