Introduction to Pango

The Pango package contains the libpango library. This is useful for the layout and rendering of text.

Package information

Pango dependencies



Installation of Pango

In order for Pango to find Xft, the PKG_CONFIG_PATH must include /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig. This is a good time to add it if you haven't already. You can utilize the example for to create a script for modifying this variable located in the section The Bash Shell Startup Files.

Install Pango by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&
make &&
make install

Command explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc: This switch installs the configuration files into /etc instead of /usr/etc.

--enable-gtk-doc: This switch will rebuild the API documentation during the make command.


The Pango package contains libpango libraries.


Pango libraries

Pango libraries contain low level layout rendering routines, a high level driver for laying out entire blocks of text, and routines to assist in editing internationalized text.