Pango: Text Handling For the World

Owen Taylor
Red Hat Inc,
Ottawa Linux Symposium, 27 July 2001


Pango is a library for laying out and displaying internationalized text. It handles almost every writing system in the world, and can work on top of multiple different display systems - including traditional X fonts, or client-side OpenType fonts. Pango is used for all text handling in the soon-to-be-released version 2.0 of the commonly used GTK+ widget toolkit.

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