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Pango name written as intended
Developer: Behdad Esfahbod
OS: Unix-like
Genre: Text rendering
License: LGPL
Website: www.pango.org

Pango (Παν語) is a free and open source computing library for rendering internationalized texts in high quality. Different font backends can be used, allowing cross-platform support. Pango may mean: PANGO (www. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “Software development” redirects here. ... An operating system (OS) is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer. ... Diagram of the relationships between several Unix-like systems A Unix-like operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification. ... Computer software can be organized into categories based on common function, type, or field of use. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... GNU logo The GNU Lesser General Public License (formerly the GNU Library General Public License) is an FSF approved Free Software license designed as a compromise between the GNU General Public License and simple permissive licenses such as the BSD license and the MIT License. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Clockwise from top: The logo of the GNU Project, the Linux kernel mascot Tux, and the BSD Daemon Free software is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with restrictions only... ... RAM (Random Access Memory) Look up computing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...



Pango has been integrated into most Linux distributions. It most notably provides the rendering for text in the Mozilla Firefox web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird mail client in Fedora Core 6 amongst others. Special permission was granted by the Mozilla Corporation as Pango has so far not been included in the Mozilla source code.[1] Similarly, Debian's Iceweasel, Icedove and Iceape use Pango. “Firefox” redirects here. ... Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. ... Fedora (previously called Fedora Core) is a yum and RPM-based GNU/Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat. ... The Mozilla Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation that coordinates and integrates the development of Internet-related applications such as the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client by the growing global community of open-source developers, only some of whom are employed... Iceweasel is the name of two currently independent Mozilla Firefox rebranding projects. ...


The name pango is from Greek "Pan" (Παν; lit. all) + Chinese/Japanese/Korean "Go" (語; lit. language), also Latin "pango" (I fasten), and Māori "pango" (black). For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ...

Text and graphics

Complete text handling and graphics rendering is provided when integrated with Cairo. cairo is a free software graphics library with multiple backends that provides a vector based device-independent API for software developers. ...

See also

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Image File history File links Free_Software_Portal_Logo. ... Uniscribe is the Microsoft Windows set of services for rendering Unicode-encoded text. ... WorldScript - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Apple Type Services for Unicode Imaging (ATSUI) is the Mac OS set of services for rendering Unicode-encoded text. ... Graphite is a programmable Unicode-compliant smart-font rendering system developed by SIL International. ... Multiplatform (or multi-platform) is a term commonly used in the computer world about a project that can be used on multiple platforms. ... SIL International is a worldwide non-profit evangelical Christian organization whose main purpose is to study, develop and document lesser-known languages in order to expand linguistic knowledge, promote literacy and aid minority language development. ... cairo is a free software graphics library with multiple backends that provides a vector based device-independent API for software developers. ...


  1. ^ Fedora Project. "Fedora Core 6 Release Notes". Retrieved on 2007-03-09.

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External links

  • Pango website
  • Pango introduction

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Introduction - Pango (241 words)
Pango is a library for laying out and rendering of text, with an emphasis on internationalization.
Pango can be used anywhere that text layout is needed, though most of the work on Pango so far has been done in the context of the GTK+ widget toolkit.
Pango depends on 2.x series of the GLib library; more information about GLib can be found at http://www.gtk.org/.
Open Source Awards 2004: Pango (929 words)
The stated goal of the ambitious Pango open source project is to provide a framework for the layout and rendering of internationalized text.
Pango 1.2, the current version of this award-winning framework, prefers the fontconfig and Xft2 libraries for locating and rendering fonts on Linux and UNIX.
The design of Pango is to have a compact core that's independent of all the different script modules and operating system back ends, and then let people interested in one script or another write the module for that script.
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