- From: Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
- To: gtk-list gnome org, gnome-announce-list gnome org, gtk-app-devel-list gnome org, gtk-devel-list gnome org, gtk-i18n-list gnome org
- Subject: Pango-1.0.2 released
- Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 23:00:46 -0400 (EDT)
Pango-1.0.2 is now available for download at:
This is a mostly a bug fix release and is source and binary compatible
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 in version 1.0.2
* Supportp building with FreeType 2.1.0
* List Sans,Serif,Monospace when listing fonts for the
Xft and FT2 backends. (Xavier Cho)
* Portability fixes. (David L. Cooper III, Jacob Berkman)
* Fix problem with pango-querymodules using g_print().
27 May 2002
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