Pango-1.1.5 development release

Pango-1.1.5 is now available for download at:

This is a development release leading up to Pango-1.2; while
there is no guarantee of stability at this point, this release
is expected to be essentially identical to the final 1.2 except
for bug fixes. This package is ABI and API compatible with the 
public API in Pango-1.0.x.

Changes since 1.1.4 include an important memory leak fix,
and various other minor 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 1.1.4 and 1.1.5

* Fix wrap-around coordinate problems for X, Xt.
* Draw unknown character boxes with X primitives for the
  X backend instead of hoping for a suitable glyph [Morten Welinder]
* Fix crash with FT2 arabic shaper from using face->
  for two things.
* For Xft/FT2, give an informative error mesage when no fonts are found.
* Support shape modules with ranges beyond the BMP [Federic Zhang]
* Use octal escapes rather than literal UTF-8 [Arnaud Charlet]
* Use g_[sf]printf where appropriate [Matthias Clasen]
* Doc improvements [Matthias]
* Misc build and bug fixes [Tony Graham, Kjartan Maraas]

Owen Taylor
10 December 2002

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