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  In one of two ways:

  Display Postscript (DPS) comes with IRIX 5.x. (Machines which came
  with IRIX 4.0.1-4.0.4 didn't get DPS in later versions of IRIX 4.x,
  but it is standard in 5.x.)  It includes the 'xpsview' viewer. The DPS
  developer's option, which you need to write or build programs which
  exploit DPS, costs extra.

  Ghostscript is free from Aladdin Software and the Free Software
  Foundation; ghostview (a viewer which uses ghostscript) is likewise
  free from the FSF. Original sources are in
  ftp://ftp.cs.wisc.edu/pub/ghost/, and Robert Keller of SGI
  <rck@fangio.asd.sgi.com> has put a compiled, 'inst'-installable
  package at ftp://ftp.sgi.com/sgi/ghost/.

  Dale Atems <atems@physics.wayne.edu> points out:  Many people try
  ghostscript and give it up because of the fonts.  There is something
  about ghostscript that's not as widely known as it should be and
  deserves emphasis: if you have SGI's Display Postscript, you can
  forget about most of the ugly bitmap fonts that come with
  ghostscript.  Edit your Fontmap file to point ghostscript to the DPS
  outline fonts (in /usr/lib/DPS/outline/base) and it will use them
  instead. This will improve both screen display and, if you're not
  using a Postscript printer with those fonts already built in,
  printing quality. [Editor's note: This seems to cause problems with
  some files under IRIX 5.x. Any details?]

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