Pango-1.14.6 released

Pango-1.14.6 is now available for download at:

e2c9658c6ed0b1f6bdc3b7c1171bf90f  pango-1.14.6.tar.bz2
51511c1742e4f51e2a83c4980b615210  pango-1.14.6.tar.gz

This is a stable release and is source and binary compatible
with 1.14.x.

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 of the work on Pango so far has been done in
the context of the GTK+ widget toolkit. Pango forms the core of text
and font handling for GTK+-2.x.

Pango is designed to be modular; the core Pango layout engine can
be used with different font backends. There are three basic backends,
with multiple options for rendering with each.

 - Client side fonts using the FreeType and fontconfig libraries.
   Rendering can be with with Cairo or Xft libraries, or directly
   to an in-memory buffer with no additional libraries.

 - Native fonts on Microsoft Windows using Uniscribe for
   complex-text handling). Rendering can be done via Cairo or
   directly using the native Win32 API.

 - Native fonts on MacOS X, rendering via Cairo.

The integration of Pango with Cairo (
provides a complete solution with high quality text handling
and graphics rendering.

Dynamically loaded modules then handle text layout for particular
combinations of script and font backend. Pango 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
Bugs should be reported to

Pango 1.14 depends on version 2.10.0 or newer of the GLib
library and version 1.2.2 or newer of the cairo library (if the
cairo backend is desired); more information about GLib and cairo
can be found at and

Overview of changes between 1.14.5 and 1.14.6
* Backport language-engine handling fixes from HEAD.
* Add simple Arabic and Indic language engines.
* Indic shaper fixes.
* Bugs fixed in this release:
        Bug 353877 – Sinhala is_cursor_position and
                     backspace_deletes_character issues
                     Patch from Akira TAGOH
        Bug 358224 – Telugu Character U+0C31 does not render its below-base
                     Patch from Rahul Bhalerao
        Bug 358174 – Reph and Vattu forms of Assamese character RA(U+09F0)
                     are not rendered.
                     Patch from Rahul Bhalerao

Overview of changes between 1.14.4 and 1.14.5
* Indic shaper fixes.
* Misc bug fixes.
* Bugs fixed in this release:
        Bug 356685 – [or_IN] Rendering of consonant+0x0B4D+0x0B2F is wrong
                     Patch from Rahul Bhalerao
        Bug 357790 – Rendering problem for malayalam consonant RA (U+0D30)
                     Patch from Rahul Bhalerao
        Bug 349813 – typo in docs for pango_layout_move_cursor_visually
        Bug 357686 – pangocairo-font.c: illegal g_object_unref in

12 October 2006
Behdad Esfahbod

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