ps2ascii - Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF to ASCII


   ps2ascii [ [ output.txt ] ]
   ps2ascii input.pdf [ output.txt ]


   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).


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




   This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.19.


   Artifex  Software,  Inc.  are  the  primary maintainers of Ghostscript.
   David   M.   Jones   <>   made    substantial
   improvements to ps2ascii.

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