Pango-1.8.1 released

Pango-1.8.1 is now available for download at:

pango-1.8.1.tar.bz2   md5sum: 88aa6bf1876766db6864f3b93577887c
pango-1.8.1.tar.gz    md5sum: 937a2de21f82b994e36d6705a3db5f31

This is a bug fix release containing numerous fixes as compared
to 1.8.0. The most important fix is a workaround for a compatibility 
problem with GtkHTML that was causing problems with the display
and printing of fonts in Evolution. There are also some critical
bug fixes for Sinhala rendering.

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-1.8.0 ships with a wide
selection of modules, including modules for Hebrew, Arabic, Hangul, 
and a number of Indic and South-East Asian 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 2.6.0 or better of the GLib library; more 
information about GLib can be found at

Overview of changes between 1.8.0 and 1.8.1
* Fix several problems with conjuct formation in Sinhala [Harshula]
* Fix problems that were causing fonts to be missized and
  not print in GtkHTML [Ross Burton]
* Fix compilation with old fontconfig [Vincent Noel] and
  old FreeType [Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr]
* Work around problem with glyphs in monospace fonts being truncated
  by Xft [Billy Biggs]
* Misc bug fixes [Damon Chaplin, Matthias Clasen, Kees Cook, Nick Lamb,
  Adam Sampson,Manish Singh, Morten Welinder]
* Misc build fixes [Sebastien Bacher, Matthias Clasen, Tor Lillquist]
* Doc improvements [Torsten Schoenfeld, Billy Biggs, Morten Welinder]

Owen Taylor
4 March 2004

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