Pango-1.0.4 released

Pango-1.0.4 is now available for download at:

This release contains a number of bug fixes, as well as a
new shaper that supports Thai TrueTyep fonts via Xft and
support for a number of new X font encodings. It is source 
and binary compatible with Pango-1.0.3.

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 1.0.4

* Add Thai shaper for Xft  [Theppitak Karoonboonyanan]
* Support GB-18030, BIG5-HKSCS, CNS-11643, GBK encodings for
  basic-x shaper [Qingjiang (Brian) Yuan]
* Support ksc5601.1992-3 fonts in hangul-x shpaer 
  [Qingjiang (Brian) Yuan, Changwoo Ryu]
* Support new Arabic characters in Unicode 3.2 [Roozbeh Pournader]
* Bug fixes [Jacob Berkman, Arnaud Charlet, David L. Cooper II, 
  Choe Hwangjin, Alex Larsson, Sven Neumann, Matthias Warkus, Yao Zhang]

Owen Taylor
3 August 2002

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