(PDF) The native file format for Adobe Systems’ Acrobat. PDF is the file format for representing documents in a manner that is independent of the original application software, hardware, and operating system used to create those documents. A PDF file can describe documents containing any combination of text, graphics, and images in a device-independent and resolution independent format. These documents can be one page or thousands of pages, very simple or extremely complex with a rich use of fonts, graphics, colour, and images.
[“The Portable Document Format Reference Manual”, Adobe systems, Inc. Addison-Wesley Publ. Co., ISBN: 0-201-62628-4].
- Portable forth environment
language (PFE) A highly portable Forth development system based on the ANSI standard for Forth, by Dirk-Uwe Zoller of FHT, Mannheim, Germany. PFE aims to be correct, complete, usable, and simple but it isn’t optimised for speed. It supports all dpANS word sets. It runs on Linux, RS/6000, and HP-UX. Tektronix adopted PFE in 1998 […]
- Portable network graphics
file format /ping/ (PNG) An extensible file format for the lossless, portable, well-compressed storage of raster images. PNG provides a patent-free replacement for GIF and can also replace many common uses of TIFF. Indexed-colour, greyscale and truecolour images are supported, plus an optional alpha channel. Sample depths range from 1 to 16 bits. PNG is […]
- Portable object adapter
architecture (POA) Part of the CORBA architecture. [Details?] (2004-06-23)
- Portable operating system interface
operating system, standard (POSIX) A set of IEEE standards designed to provide application portability between Unix variants. IEEE 1003.1 defines a Unix-like operating system interface, IEEE 1003.2 defines the shell and utilities and IEEE 1003.4 defines real-time extensions. [“More UNIX For Dummies”, ISBN: 1-56884-361-5] says it stands for “Portable Operating System Interface with an X […]