Pango-1.1.6 release [please test]
- From: Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
- To: gnome-announce-list gnome org, gtk-devel-list gnome org, gtk-i18n-list gnome org, gtk-list gnome org, gtk-app-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Pango-1.1.6 release [please test]
- Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 00:47:14 -0500 (EST)
Pango-1.1.6 is now available for download at:
This is the final prerelease before Pango-1.2; this release
is expected to be essentially identical to the final 1.2 except
for some documentation updates. This package is ABI and API
compatible with the public API in Pango-1.0.x.
The two major changes as compared to Pango-1.0.x are support
for the Xft2 and fontconfig libraries, and a new shaper for
Indic languages using OpenType fonts.
Changes since 1.1.5 are minor; there is one fix for a crash
that can occur when shaping certain invalid combinations
of Korean characters.
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; however, most of the work on Pango-1.0 was done using the
GTK+ widget toolkit as a test platform. Pango forms the core of text
and font handling for GTK+-2.0.
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 Xft library
- Direct rendering of scalable fonts using the FreeType library
- Native fonts on Microsoft backends
Dynamically loaded modules then handle text layout for particular
combinations of script and font backend. Pango-1.0.0 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 http://www.pango.org/.
Pango depends on version 2.0.0 of the GLib library; more information
about GLib can be found at http://www.gtk.org/.
Changes between 1.1.5 and 1.1.6
* Fix crash with isolated Hangul tone marks.
* Improve font solection for Hangul tone marks
* Improve range definitions for basic-xft [Jungshik Shin]
* Docs improvements [Matthias Clasen]
17 December 2002
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