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  • n. Informal name for one of the three standard references on the page-layout and graphics-control language PostScript ("PostScript Language Tutorial and Cookbook", Adobe Systems, Addison-Wesley 1985, QA76. 73. P67P68, ISBN 0-201-10179-3); the other three official guides are known as the Green Book, the Red Book, and the White Book (sense 2).
  • Informal name for one of the three standard references on Smalltalk "Smalltalk-80 The Language and its Implementation", David Robson, Addison-Wesley 1983, QA76. 8. S635G64, ISBN 0-201-11371-63 (this book also has green and red siblings).
  • Any of the 1988 standards issued by the CCITT's ninth plenary assembly. These include, among other things, the X. 400 email spec and the Group 1 through 4 fax standards. See also book titles.