Pango-1.1.6 release [please test]

Pango-1.1.6 is now available for download at:

This is the final prerelease before Pango-1.2; this release
is expected to be essentially identical to the final 1.2 except
for some documentation updates. This package is ABI and API 
compatible with the public API in Pango-1.0.x.

The two major changes as compared to Pango-1.0.x are support
for the Xft2 and fontconfig libraries, and a new shaper for
Indic languages using OpenType fonts.

Changes since 1.1.5 are minor; there is one fix for a crash
that can occur when shaping certain invalid combinations 
of Korean characters.

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 1.1.5 and 1.1.6

* Fix crash with isolated Hangul tone marks.
* Improve font solection for Hangul tone marks
* Improve range definitions for basic-xft [Jungshik Shin]
* Docs improvements [Matthias Clasen]

Owen Taylor
17 December 2002

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