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Lasertalk Development System was a PostScript debugger that was distributed by Adobe Systems after its acquisition of developer Emerald City Software.[1]


Lasertalk featured online documentation, interactive display of status, and the ability to display a rasterized preview of the PostScript-generated page(s) that will be printed.[2]

Product history[]

Emerald City Software first unveiled Lasertalk for Macintosh at Macworld Expo 1988 in San Francisco.[3] A Windows version was released in October of that year.[4] After acquiring Emerald City Software, Adobe included Lasertalk as part of its Adobe SDK for the PostScript developers group in the Adobe Developers Association.[5]


  1. Adobe Systems completes acquisition of Emerald City Software, Computer Business Review. 1990-03-26.
  2. New' easy way to use PostScript language, Commercial News USA vol.10, no.4, p.30. 1988-06.
  3. New Software: Lasertalk Development System by Greg Scott, University of Michigan Computing News, vol.3, no.4, p.11. 1988-02-24.
  4. Emerald City to Ship A Windows Version Of Lasertalk program by Bob Ponting, InfoWorld p.19. 1988-10-31.
  5. postscript, Current version of Mac LaserTalk on Adobe SDK, Computer Programming Forum. 1999-11-15.

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