Pango-1.4.0 released

Pango-1.6.0 is now available for download at:

pango-1.6.0.tar.bz2   md5sum: 6c732bbc5fba5a0f1f8086e8aa4f490d
pango-1.6.0.tar.gz    md5sum: 86c1e3b72aeb0fa6b5ab022e406f48a1

This is a stable release providing new functionality as compared
to Pango-1.4, while maintaining source and binary compatibility.
Notable improvements in Pango since version 1.4 include:

 * Ellipsization in PangoLayout; that is, for truncating 
   lines by replacing text at the start middle or end of the line 
   with an ellipsis (...)

 * Custom font decoders; applications can specify how characters 
   are converted to glyphs for particular fonts
 * Support for setting a transformation matrix on a PangoContext
   and transformed rendering support for the FT2 backend

 * Support for OpenType fonts in the Hebrew and Thai shapers

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-1.4.0 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 2.4.0 or better of the GLib library; more 
information about GLib can be found at

Special thanks to:

 Chris Blizzard [Custom font encoding decoders]
 Hans Breuer and Tor Lillqvist [Win32 backend maintenance]
 Dov Grobgeld [OpenType support for the Hebrew shaper]
 Theppitak Karoonboonyanan [OpenType support for the Thai shaper]

Thanks to all Pango-1.6 contributors, including:

 Johan Dahlin, Sayamindu Dasgupta, Behdad Esfahbod, John Ehresman,
 Jatin Nansi, Torsten Schoenfeld, Keith Sharp, Morten Welinder

Owen Taylor
13 September 2004

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