Pango-1.8.0 released

Pango-1.8.0 is now available for download at:

pango-1.8.0.tar.bz2   md5sum: d11f9857df7216321163e14d66d0cab8
pango-1.8.0.tar.gz    md5sum: fd8b042b3797f2dc9645370038445cec

This is a stable release providing new functionality as compared
to Pango-1.6, while maintaining source and binary compatibility.
Notable improvements in Pango since version 1.6 include:

 * New script support: Lao, Sinhala, Syriac, Tibetan
 * PangoRenderer, a base object holding the logic for rendering 
   PangoLayout which was previously duplicated in many places.
 * Transformed rendering support for the Xft backend

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 three different font backends:

 - 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-1.8.0 ships with a wide
selection of modules, including modules for Hebrew, Arabic, Hangul, 
and a number of Indic and South-East Asian 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 2.6.0 or better of the GLib library; more 
information about GLib can be found at

Special thanks to:

 Theppitak Karoonboonyanan [Thai, Lao]
 G Karunakar, Pema Geyleg [Tibetan]
 Anuradha Ratnaweera [Sinhala]
 Emil Soleyman-Zomalan [Syriac]
Thanks to all Pango-1.6 contributors, including:

 Vincent Berger, Paolo Borelli, Hans Breuer, Matthias Clasen, Lars Clausen, 
 Behdad Esfahbod, Felipe Heidrich, Kazuki Iwamoto, Leon Ho, Chris Lahey, 
 Tor Lillqvist, Arun M, Kjartan Maraas, Vincent Noel,  Christian Persch, 
 Enrico Scholz, Sukhjinder Sidhu, Manish Singh, Morten Welinder, 
 Dan Winship, Ivan Wong, Federic Zhang

Owen Taylor
16 December 2004

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