Pango-1.3.2 released [unstable]
- From: Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
- To: gnome-announce-list gnome org, gtk-i18n-list gnome org, gtk-list gnome org, gtk-app-devel-list gnome org, gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Pango-1.3.2 released [unstable]
- Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 18:55:31 -0500
Pango-1.3.2 is now available for download at:
pango-1.3.2.tar.bz2 md5sum: 724cbc3236b99a43b5b077cb9801ec19
pango-1.3.2.tar.gz md5sum: 3ea2e21dd7a9c5fdab926de98aa9518d
This is a development release loading up to Pango-1.4; changes
in since Pango-1.3.1 consist mainly of of bug fixes.
* This is unstable development release. While it has had
fairly extensive testing, there are certainly plenty of bugs
remaining to be found. This release should not be used
* Installing this version will overwrite your existing
copy of Pango-1.2. If you have problems, you'll need
to reinstall Pango-1.2.5.
* Pango-1.4 will be source and binary compatible with
the Pango-1.2.x series; however, the new API additions
in Pango-1.3.x are not yet finalized, so there may
be incompatibilities between this release and the final
* Remaining API issues for Pango-1.4 can be found with following
* Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
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 four different font backends:
- Core X windowing system fonts
- 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-1.2 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 http://www.pango.org/.
Pango depends on version 2.2.0 or newer of the GLib library; more
information about GLib can be found at http://www.gtk.org/.
Overview of changes between 1.3.1 and 1.3.2
* Correct a mixup between ZWJ and ZWNJ in the Arabic
engine [Roozbeh Pournader]
* Build and bug fixes for Win32 [Hans Breuer]
* Fix a problem with RTL scripts on Win32 [Tor Lillquist, Shoshannah Forbes]
* Documentation improvements [Ross Burton, Matthias Clasen]
22 January 2004
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