Pango-1.13.1 released [unstable]

Pango-1.13.1 is now available for download at:

ac8e2b8f64e184a6b2a0c796a597fc32  pango-1.13.1.tar.bz2
f3edacf07e840b109cbe3ffec003264b  pango-1.13.1.tar.gz

This is a development release leading up to Pango-1.14.0, which
will be released just in time for GNOME-2.16.


 * 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
   in production.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of Pango-1.12. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall Pango-1.12.1

 * 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 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 three 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 (
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 internationalized text.

More information about Pango is available from

Pango 1.13.1 depends on version 2.10.0 or newer of the GLib
library and version 1.1.2 or newer of the cairo library (if the
cairo backend is desired); more information about GLib and cairo
can be found at and

Overview of changes between 1.13.0 and 1.13.1
* Increased robustness against broken pango.modules
* Improved build infrastructure:
  - Remove CAIRO_CFLAGS from, as it Require's cairo already.
  - Use -no-undefined on Unix too.
* Improved documentation.
* Misc fixes.
* Bugs fixed in this release:
        Bug 307196 â Unhinted fonts are measured incorrectly and drawing
                     problems occur as a result
        Bug 329547 â pango_layout_get_pixel_extents and
                     pango_layout_get_pixel_size cause off-by-one metrics
        Bug 339747 â pango_font_metrics_get_approximate_digit_width docs
        Bug 339749 â pango_language_from_string issues
                     Patch from Morten Welinder.
        Bug 333771 â Use gmodule-no-export-2.0 instead of gmodule-2.0 in
        Bug 337594 â pango_glyph_string_extents_range possible bug
        Bug 329664 â Move gunichar_to_glyph cache from PangoCairoFcFont to
                     Patch from LingNing Zhang.
        Bug 322374 â Examples does not build on MacOS X
        Bug 340229 â pango_font_description_from_string does not do bound
        Bug 329483 â hinting hexbox in cairo backend doesn't handle absolute
                     font size
        Bug 340040 â pangocairo hex box hinting falls apart with PS/PDF
        Bug 71033 â make size 0 fonts work

Behdad Esfahbod
15 May 2006

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