Re: ITP: pango, i18n library (for GTK+ 1.3, as libpango0)
On Wed, 20 Dec 2000, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On 19 Dec 2000, Ben Gertzfield wrote:
> > Pango is an internationalization library to handle the font and layout
> > issues required for true global i18n, required for GTK+ 1.3 (which I
> > am now packaging.)
> Could you draw some short comparison to gettext?
Pango is useful in conjunction with gettext. While gettext takes care of
translating the text, Pango provides GTK+ programs with support for displaying
and inputting of text in languages which don't follow the left-to-right,
top-to-bottom order of the Latin-1 languages. Traditionally, this i18n
support places great burdens on the X programmer. Hopefully, Pango will make
this i18n support easy enough to add that it will become widespread.