Pango features

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Important: This does NOT intend to be exhaustive, but is to give an impression of what Pango is capable of

  • small caps ( via PangoVariant )
  • font width
  • font density
  • underline (One of 'none', 'single', 'double', 'low', 'error')


  • ellipsization (e.g. … )
  • gravity (for vertical text and mixed horizontal&vertical text)
  • justification (only on / off ?)
  • ^^combines with alignment
  • wrapping
    • language support?

PANGO_WRAP_WORD wrap lines at word boundaries.

PANGO_WRAP_CHAR wrap lines at character boundaries.

PANGO_WRAP_WORD_CHAR wrap lines at word boundaries, but fall back to character boundaries if there is not enough space for a full word.