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Programming the Display PostScript System with NeXTstep wrapped cover

Adobe's documentation of programming Display PostScript on NeXTSTEP.

Display PostScript, or DPS, is a version of the PostScript page decription language adapted by Adobe Systems so that a computer screen accurately displays what is intended to be printed in WYSIWYG fashion.


Steve Jobs of NeXT was an early adopter of Display PostScript technology.[1] However, Mac OS X (the successor to NeXTSTEP) replaced Display PostScript with a new PDF-based imaging model called Quartz to avoid paying licensing fees to Adobe.[2][3]


  1. New from Adobe by Greg Scott, University of Michigan Computing News, vol.3, no.4, p.10-11. 1988-02-24.
  2. NeXT: Apple’s Right Choice by Jonathan Ploudre, Low End Mac. 2001-05-07.
  3. Mac OS X and PDF by Laurens Leurs, Prepressure. 2013-08-09.

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