Pango-1.13.2 released [unstable]

Pango-1.13.2 is now available for download at:

28a6ea9d43c4cd398e7352032f775401  pango-1.13.2.tar.bz2
17d78473c05fece044c6a3b44519b61f  pango-1.13.2.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.x

 * 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 1.13.2 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 1.13.1 and 1.13.2
* Improved hexbox drawing, and font metrics calculations.
* Synthesize italic variants on win32 [Hans Breuer]
* New public API:
	- pango_cairo_show_error_underline
	- pango_cairo_error_underline_path
	- pango_font_describe_with_absolute_size
* Misc fixes.
* Bugs fixed in this release:
	Bug 326960 – hex box drawing for win32 and atsui backends of cairo
	Bug 343717 – License information in unclear.
	Bug 343355 – Add pango_cairo_show_error_underline &
	Bug 343966 – pango Cygwin build fixes
	             Patch from Cygwin Ports maintainer.
	Bug 343796 – Italic Chinese character can't be show correctly in
	Bug 314114 – max_x_advance not appropriate for
	Bug 341138 – Using TTC font, Gtk2 programs begin to eating big memory
	             and have many cpu usage.
	             Patch from Yong Li.
	Bug 336153 – Mark to mark positioning (Lookup Type 6) isn't correct
	             when using MarkAttchmentType
	             Patch from Tin Myo Htet.
	Bug 333984 – pango_language_from_string improvements
	Bug 125378 – Better underline thickness handling
	Bug 339730 – Pango needlessly falls back away from a Type 1 font into
	             a TTF font
	Bug 342562 – Support absolute sizes in
	Bug 341922 – pango should handle more characters as zero width
	             Patch from Roozbeh Pournader
	Bug 342525 – With PangoFc and PangoWin32, approximate digit width is
	             not what it says
	Bug 342079 – pangoatsui-private.h missing from release

Behdad Esfahbod
12 June 2006

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