Pango-1.4.1 released

Pango-1.4.1 is now available for download at:

 pango-1.4.1.tar.bz2    md5sum: 
 pango-1.4.1.tar.gz     md5sum: 

Pango-1.4.1 contains numerous bug fixes as compared to Pango-1.4.0,
in particular for rendering of Indic languages. It also contains
OpenType support for the Thai shaper.

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 usage so far as been in the context of the
GTK+ widget toolkit. Pango forms the core of text and font handling 
for GTK+ 2.

Pango is designed to be modular; the core Pango layout can be used
with three different font backends:

 - Client-side fonts on X using the Xft2 library
 - Direct rendering of scalable fonts using the FreeType library
 - Native fonts on Microsoft platforms

Dynamically loaded modules then handle text layout for particular
combinations of script and font backend. Pango-1.4 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 2.4.0 or newer of the GLib library; more 
information about GLib can be found at

Overview of changes between 1.4.0 and 1.4.1
* Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist, John Ehresman]
* Thai rendering improvements including OpenType support
  [Theppitak Karoonboonyanan]
* Fix common crash in Hangul shaper [Changwoo Ryu]
* Fix various problems with language tag selection [Frederic Zhang]
* Documentation improvements [Felipe Heidrich, Doug Quale]
* Fix crash in line break code [Jeroen Zwartepoorte, Billy Biggs]
* Build fixes [J. Ali Harlow, Noah Misch]
* OpenType engine fixes [Kailash C. Chowksey, Sayamindu Dasgupta, 
  Aamir Wali, Masatake YAMATO, Soheil Hassas Yeganeh]
* Indic module bug fixes [Chris Blizzard, Rajkumar S, Taneem Ahmed,
  Jungshik Shin]
* Misc bug fixes [Stanislav Brabec, Anders Carlsson, Behdad Esfahbod,
  Jody Goldberg, Theppitak, Sven Neumann, Manish Singh, Morten Welinder]

Owen Taylor
2 August 2004

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