Pango-1.3.6 released [please test]

Pango-1.3.6 is now available for download at:

pango-1.3.6.tar.bz2   md5sum: 1906878bd7efe34e721e4a79dbee4332
pango-1.3.6.tar.gz    md5sum: 81b69fa6a520126cfb78db34be9c1460

This release is being made as an extra testing release
before Pango-1.4.0, which was previously scheduled for 
March 8, but has been delayed one week until March 15.
Testing is most appreciated.

Changes since Pango 1.3.5 are a couple of minor bug fixes
and build fixes for Win32.


 * This is unstable development release. While it has had
   fairly extensive testing, there are likely bugs
   remaining to be found. This release should not be used
   in production.

 * 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.

 * Bugs should be reported to

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 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

Pango depends on version 2.2.0 or newer of the GLib library; more 
information about GLib can be found at

Overview of changes between 1.3.5 and 1.3.6
* Improve handling of some Kannada vowels [Kailash C. Chowksey]
* Fix problem with excess symbol exports on Linux [James Henstridge]
* Win32 build fixes [Hans Breuer, John Ehresman, Tor Lillqvist, Cedric Gustin,
  J. Ali Harlow]

Owen Taylor
8 March 2004

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