Building Pango from source can at times be a difficult process. If there are packages of Pango available from your operating system vendor, you should use those packages. Virtually all distributions of Linux install Pango by default; in fact, if you are using Linux, Pango may well be rendering the text you are reading at the moment.
Trying to install a newer copy of Pango along side your operating system's version is especially challenging. If you want to do this, we would recommend using jhbuild (see below.)
Prebuilt binaries for Windows are available from the GTK+ webpage:
Releases of Pango are available from:
For information about the requirements of Pango, see the Pango README file.
Development versions of Pango are available from GNOME GIT repository.
git clone git://git.gnome.org/pango
You can also browse the git repository online http://git.gnome.org/cgit/pango/. The easiest and recommended way to build Pango from the repository on Linux is to use jhbuild. jhbuild handles automatically downloading and building the dependencies of Pango, and also properly encapsulates the new version of Pango and protects it from interferring with the system copy of Pango or being interferred with by the system copy.