Pango-1.16.2 released

Pango-1.16.2 is now available for download at:

8ea80c1d747a2844d7d096bfd347c2dc  pango-1.16.2.tar.bz2
1fd255702936ccd3ea8f27936d5b3029  pango-1.16.2.tar.gz

This is a stable release and is source and binary compatible
with 1.16.1.

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 1.16 depends on version 2.12.0 or newer of the GLib
library and version 1.2.6 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 1.16.1 and 1.16.2
- Fixed various bug in the OpenType Layout code (HarfBuzz)
- Improved documentation
- Improved ATSUI backend
- Misc build system fixes
- Bugs fixed in this release:
	Bug 417946 – pangowin32-fontmap.c:using function without prototype
	Bug 419262 - Don't create coverage every time it's asked for

10 April 2007
Behdad Esfahbod

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