Pango-1.3.1 released [unstable]

Pango-1.3.1 is now available for download at:

pango-1.3.1.tar.bz2   md5sum: c5f1689623ae04a6276327e54927b656
pango-1.3.1.tar.gz    md5sum: c3a23f03b4d68b12f67720fbf6ca2bfc

This is a development release loading up to Pango-1.3.1; changes
in since Pango-1.3.0 are relatively minor; the most interesting
is some additional work by Noah Levitt on finishing Unicode-4.0 


 * This is unstable development release. While it has had
   fairly extensive testing, there are certainly plenty of bugs
   remaining to be found. This release should not be used
   in production.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of Pango-1.2. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall Pango-1.2.5.

 * Pango-1.4 will be source and binary compatible with
   the Pango-1.2.x series; however, the new API additions
   in Pango-1.3.x are not yet finalized, so there may
   be incompatibilities between this release and the final
   2.2 release.

 * Remaining API issues for Pango-1.4 can be found with following
   bugzilla query:

 * Bugs should be reported to

About Pango

Pango is a library for layout and rendering of text, with an emphasis
on internationalization. Pango can be used anywhere that text layout
is needed, though most usage so far as been in the context of the
GTK+ widget toolkit. Pango forms the core of text and font handling 
for GTK+ 2.

Pango is designed to be modular; the core Pango layout can be used
with four different font backends:

 - Core X windowing system fonts
 - Client-side fonts on X using the Xft2 library
 - Direct rendering of scalable fonts using the FreeType library
 - Native fonts on Microsoft platforms

Dynamically loaded modules then handle text layout for particular
combinations of script and font backend. Pango-1.2 ships with 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.

As well as the low level layout rendering routines, Pango includes
PangoLayout, a high level driver for laying out entire blocks of text,
and routines to assist in editing internationalized text.

More information about Pango is available from

Pango depends on version 2.2.0 or newer of the GLib library; more 
information about GLib can be found at

Overview of changes in Pango 1.3.1

* Support non-Unicode font encodings when supported by fontconfig
  [Sven Neumann]
* Draw 6-digit hex boxes for > U+FFFF [Noah Levitt]
* Update to latest fribidi [Noah]
* Honor U+2028 LINE SEPARATOR [Noah]
* Fix a problem with iteration by chars [Mariano Suárez-Alvarez]
* Misc bug and build fixes [Jeff Bonggren, Martin Kretzschmar,
  Noah, Sven Neumann, Padraig O'Briain, Manish Singh,
  Morten Welinder]
* Fix header file includes to work with recent FreeType.

Owen Taylor
8 December 2003

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