Pango-1.1.4 development release

Pango-1.1.4 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-1.1.4 is a fix for a problem where
applying to text would cause connected scripts like Arabic to
be mis-shaped.

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 1.1.3 and 1.1.4

* Fix the Arabic-words-broken-by-underlines problem by
  stripping out non-shape affecting attributes then adding them
  back after shaping.
* Hangul shaper fixes [Changwoo Ryu, Jungshik Shin]
* Handle compatability ideographs in basic-x shaper [Federic Zhang]
* Rename function parameters to avoid shadowing system headers
  [Soeren Sandmann]
* Fix memory leak in Win32 backend [Tor Lillqvist]
* Fix crasher problem with non-BMP characters [He Qiangqiang]
* Implement pango_ft2_font_map_set_default_substitute() [Matthias Clasen]
* Doc improvements [Matthias Clasen, Michael R. Walton, Jungshik Shin]
* Misc bug and build fixes [Dagfinn I. Mannsåker, Tony Graham,
  Dan Mills, Sebastian Wilhelmi]

Owen Taylor
3 December 2002

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