GhostPCL is Artifex Software's implementation of the PCL-5tm and PCL-XLtm family of page description languages.

If you have obtained a commercial OEM license agreement from Artifex, the file sets below are licensed under the terms of that OEM agreement. For all others, the versions available here are licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License. Please see this document for a specific descriptions of the rights and responsibilities you have with respect to the code. Commercial licensing is also available for both GhostPCL and the associated fonts. Please contact Artifex Software directly for details.

Latest release

The current stable release is always available from:

To be useful, GhostPCL also requires a font set. An archive of the standard 80 TrueType fonts from URW is available below, distributed under the Aladdin Free Public License. GhostXPS works fine without the extra font set.

We provide only limited executable binaries (See the downloads page: Download).

See the included documentation for build instructions.

URW fonts

These are the set of 80 standard TrueType fonts from URW in a separate archive.

The set of 80 standard Truetype fonts from URW and included in the download archives.

Development snapshots

The GhostPCL sources are included GhostPDL sources, the in-development code is kept in a git repository Source repository

Old releases

Older releases can be pulled from the git repository mentioned above.