PS2ASCII(1) Ghostscript Tools PS2ASCII(1)NAMEps2ascii - Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF to ASCII
SYNOPSISps2ascii [ input.ps [ output.txt ] ]
ps2ascii input.pdf [ output.txt ]
DESCRIPTIONps2ascii 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 con‐
sider pstotext (see below).
Run "gs -h" to find the location of Ghostscript documentation on your
system, from which you can get more details.
SEE ALSOpstotext(1), http://www.research.digital.com/SRC/virtualpaper/psto‐
This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 8.64.
Artifex Software, Inc. are the primary maintainers of Ghostscript.
David M. Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> made substantial improve‐
ments to ps2ascii.
8.64 3 February 2009 PS2ASCII(1)