Pango-1.1.2 development release

Pango-1.1.2 is now available for download at:

This is a development release leading up to Pango-1.2; no further
API additions are anticipated before Pango-1.2, but there is no
guarantee of stability at this point. This package is ABI and API
compatible with the public API in Pango-1.0.x.

The major change since Pango-1.1.1 is improvements to the Win32
backend by Tor Lillqvist (also in the Pango-1.0.5 release). There
is also a new wrap mode for PangoLayout done by Alex Larsson
and various bug fixes and improvements.

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 between 1.1.1 and 1.1.2

* Add a new wrap mode for PangoLayout - PANGO_WRAP_WORD_CHAR [Alex Larsson]
* Win32 work [Tor Lillqvist]
  - Handle choosing the right font for CJK languages based on language tags. 
  - Fix boxes showing up for tabs [Florent Duguet]
  - Better handling of finding ASCII font names.
  - Cygwin compilation fix [Masahiro Sakai]
  - Fix --with-included-modules on win32 [Arnaud Charlet]
  - Various build fixes and cleanups
* Indic module improvements [Eric Mader]
* Fixes to generic OpenType handling [Eric]
* Improve language specific charset ordering basic-x11 [James Su, Brian Yuan]
* Some merges of fixes by Werner Lemberg to the original 
  FreeType OpenType code.
* Robustify and otherwise improve pango_color_parse() [Matthias Clasen]
* Some cross-compiling fixes [J. Ali Harlow]
* Bug fix for pango_scan_int() needed for recent GTK+.

Owen Taylor
13 October 2002

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