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Pango - Layout and render international text


  my $surface = Cairo::ImageSurface->create ('argb32', 200, 100);
  my $cr = Cairo::Context->create ($surface);

  my $layout = Pango::Cairo::create_layout ($cr);
  $layout->set_text ("\x{03A0}\x{03B1}\x{03BD}\x{8A9E}");

  my $font = Pango::FontDescription->from_string ('Serif Bold 27');
  $layout->set_font_description ($font);

  Pango::Cairo::show_layout($cr, $layout);

  $surface->write_to_png ('pango.png');


Pango is a library for laying out and rendering text, with an emphasis on internationalization. Pango can be used anywhere that text layout is needed, but using Pango in conjunction with Cairo and/or Gtk2 provides a complete solution with high quality text handling and graphics rendering.

Dynamically loaded modules handle text layout for particular combinations of script and font backend. Pango provides a wide selection of modules, including modules for Hebrew, Arabic, Hangul, Thai, and a number of Indic scripts. Virtually all of the world's major scripts are supported.

In addition to the low level layout rendering routines, Pango includes Pango::Layout, a high level driver for laying out entire blocks of text, and routines to assist in editing internationalized text.

[Adapted from http://www.pango.org/.]


Pango tries to stick very close in spirit to the C API of the underlying pango library. Thus, the manual available at http://library.gnome.org/devel/pango/stable/ also applies to this module. Additionally, API listings in POD form are generated during compilation for each of the sub-modules. An index of those POD pages is available at Pango::index.


perl, Glib, Cairo, Gtk2.

Pango::index lists the autogenerated API documentation pod files for Pango.

http://www.pango.org/ is the homepage of the pango C library. Its API documentation is available at http://library.gnome.org/devel/pango/stable/.


 muppet <scott at asofyet dot org>
 Torsten Schoenfeld <kaffeetisch at gmx dot de>
 Marc Lehmann <pcg at goof dot com>


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