The Pango project intends to provide a framework with which to lay out and render internationalized text. It uses Unicode for all of its encoding, and will eventually support output in all the world's major languages. Since Pango is an offshoot of the GTK+ and GNOME projects, the initial focus is operation in those environments. However, there is nothing fundamentally GTK+ or GNOME specific about Pango. Project goals include modularity for a faster development process, font system and toolkit independence, and high quality rendering of a large set of languages.
5 June 2002
Leaders and contributors
|See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Weak prerequisite||FreeType 2.0.1 or later (for the Pango FT backend)|
|Weak prerequisite||Qt2 (for the example program)|
|Required to build||glib 2.0.0|
|Required to build||iconv() implemetation|
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