|Developer:||YesLogic Pty Ltd|
|Latest Release Version:||6.0 rev 7|
|Operating System:||Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD|
Prince is a proprietary software program that converts XML and HTML documents into PDF files by applying Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). It is developed by YesLogic, a small company based in Melbourne, Australia.
In April 2003, Prince 1.0 was released, with basic support for XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and arbitrary XML. This first version was a command-line program that supported Microsoft Windows and Linux; there was no graphical user interface for Windows yet.
In subsequent releases, CSS support was steadily extended until it was comparable with web browsers such as Opera and Mozilla Firefox. As of January 2007, Prince surpassed common web browsers in support for paged media, CSS selectors and generated content, including advanced facilities such as language-dependent hyphenation dictionaries. It has also been expanded to support additional platforms - the latest offering include packages for the Apple Mac, Freebsd, and Solaris platforms.
Prince is used by Google Docs to create PDF files.
The latest release of Prince is Prince 6.0, released in May 2007.
Prince was developed using the Mercury functional logic programming language.