Pango-1.11.99 "Just In Case" released [unstable]
- From: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad cs toronto edu>
- To: Pango Release Lists <gnome-announce-list gnome org>, gtk-app-devel-list gnome org, gtk-devel-list gnome org, gtk-i18n-list gnome org, gtk-list gnome org
- Subject: Pango-1.11.99 "Just In Case" released [unstable]
- Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 21:47:59 -0500 (EST)
Pango-1.11.99 is now available for download at:
This is the last development release leading to Pango-1.12.0,
which will be released just in time for GNOME-2.14.
* This is unstable development release. While it has had
fairly extensive testing, there are likely bugs
remaining to be found. This release should not be used
* Installing this version may overwrite your existing
copy of Pango-1.10. If you have problems, you'll need
to reinstall Pango-1.10.x
* Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
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 of the work on Pango so far has been done in
the context of the GTK+ widget toolkit. Pango forms the core of text
and font handling for GTK+-2.x.
Pango is designed to be modular; the core Pango layout engine can
be used with different font backends. There are a few basic
backends, with multiple options for rendering with each.
- Client side fonts using the FreeType and fontconfig libraries.
Rendering can be with with Cairo or Xft libraries, or directly
to an in-memory buffer with no additional libraries.
- Native fonts on Microsoft Windows. (Optionally using Uniscribe
for complex-text handling). Rendering can be done via Cairo
or directly using the native Win32 API.
- Native fonts on MacOS X, rendering via Cairo.
The integration of Pango with Cairo (http://cairographics.org)
provides a complete solution with high quality text handling
and graphics rendering.
Dynamically loaded modules then handle text layout for particular
combinations of script and font backend. Pango 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
More information about Pango is available from http://www.pango.org/.
Pango 1.11.99 depends on version 2.9.1 or newer of the GLib
library; more information about GLib can be found at
Overview of changes between 1.11.6 and 1.11.99
* Fix problem recently introduced that made Win32 backend render boxes
only. [#332538, Hans Breuer]
* Insert '?' chars instead of invalid UTF-8 sequences in
* Bugs fixed in this release:
26 February 2006
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