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Should I remove AFPL Ghostscript Fonts?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #9,860
Reach 0.0743%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.36 days
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Average installed length: 160.55 days

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AFPL Ghostscript Fonts

What is AFPL Ghostscript Fonts?

Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems' PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages. Its main purposes are the rasterization or rendering of such page description language files, for the display or printing of document pages, and the conversion between PostScript and PDF files. Ghostscript can also be used as a file format converter, such as PostScript to PDF converter; this is often combined with a PostScript printer driver in "virtual printer" PDF creators. There are two sets of free fonts supplied for Ghostscript, 35 basic PostScript fonts contributed by URW++ Design, and a miscellaneous set including Cyrillic, kana, and fonts derived from the free Hershey fonts. 35 basic PostScript fonts contributed by URW++ Design and Development Incorporated, of Hamburg, Germany in 1996 under the GPL and AFPL.[10][11][12][13][14][15] It is a full set of Type1 fonts similar to the classic Adobe set: Bookman L (Bookman), Century Schoolbook L (New Century Schoolbook), Chancery L (Zapf Chancery), Dingbats (Zapf Dingbats), Gothic L (Avant Garde), Nimbus Mono L (Courier), Nimbus Roman No9 L (Times), Nimbus Sans L (Helvetica), Palladio L (Palatino), Standard Symbols L (Symbol).


The primary executable is named uninstgs.exe. The setup package generally installs about 38 files and is usually about 32.96 MB (34,563,605 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.artifex.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gs
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\gs\uninstgs.exe "C:\Program Files\gs\fonts\uninstal.txt"
Estimated size: 32.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AFPL Ghostscript Fonts

Program executable:uninstgs.exe

How do I remove AFPL Ghostscript Fonts?

You can uninstall AFPL Ghostscript Fonts from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AFPL Ghostscript Fonts, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove AFPL Ghostscript Fonts.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.32%
Windows XP 24.45%
Windows 10 14.96%
Windows Vista 8.20%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 24.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.78%
Windows 7 Professional 16.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.59%
Windows 10 Pro 3.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.28% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 38.28%
  United States 23.64%
  Italy 3.80%
  France 3.30%
  Austria 3.11%
  United Kingdom 2.22%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Spain 1.33%
  Brazil 1.27%
  Hungary 1.20%
  Switzerland 1.14%
  Israel 1.14%
  Canada 1.14%
  Japan 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.40%
Hewlett-Packard 18.03%
Acer 14.19%
Intel 7.54%
Medion 6.91%
ASUS 6.65%
American Megatrends 4.60%
Sahara 3.20%
Samsung 2.43%
Lenovo 1.66%
Toshiba 1.15%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.79%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.79%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.41%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.41%

About (from Artifex Software Inc.)

Artifex Software Inc. is the exclusive licensing agent for the highly regarded Artifex Ghostscript® PDF, PostScript, XPS, and PCL interpreter technologies.
Publisher URL: www.artifex.com


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