Re: Pango-1.0.2 released

I cannot use pango along with freetype 2.1.0! Here is the error message:

** ERROR **: file pangoxft-font.c: line 738 (pango_xft_font_get_font): assertion failed: (charmap != face->num_charmaps)

It's OK to use with freetype 2.0.9

Is it a pango problem? Or it's a bug of freetype 2.1.0?

James Su

Owen Taylor wrote:

Pango-1.0.2 is now available for download at:

This is a mostly a bug fix release and is source and binary compatible
with Pango-1.0.1.

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; 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

Pango depends on version 2.0.0 of the GLib library; more information
about GLib can be found at

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().

Owen Taylor
27 May 2002
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