Pango-1.13.3 released [unstable]

Pango-1.13.3 is now available for download at:

9441c965bbf50d637a3e8016c628ee7e  pango-1.13.3.tar.bz2
6f968aa797c1770e86c6641a2baccfc5  pango-1.13.3.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

 * 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 1.13.2 and 1.13.3
* Improved build system.  Using now.
  (gnome-common needed for bootstrapping)
* Improved documentation.  Docs now include list of new API for
  each stable version of Pango.
* New public API:
	- pango_glyph_string_get_width
* Little performance improvement.
* Misc fixes.
* Bugs fixed in this release:
	Bug 330603 – pango_scan_int invokes undefined behaviour
	Bug 315599 – PangoAttribute remains in wrong context.
	Bug 163677 – pango_attr_list_splice: inconsistent docs
		     Patch from Morten Welinder
	Bug 345070 – [ml_IN] not render for combination with ZWJ
		     Patch from LingNing Zhang
	Bug 345274 – list of new symbols for each version is missing in docs
		     Patch from Priit Laes
	Bug 346297 – autogen doesn't work with automake-1.6
		     Patch from Priit Laes
	Bug 135683 – Cache glyphstring extents
	Bug 344766 – Memory leak in get_ruleset() in modules/basic/basic-fc.c
	Bug 345600 – cvs build error in pango/opentype/Makefile
	Bug 345511 – -no-undefined problem with new libtool

Behdad Esfahbod
10 July 2006

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