Pango-1.14.9 released

Pango-1.14.9 is now available for download at:

58766a41693b917fda854b9a41d40834  pango-1.14.9.tar.bz2
5103484685f280e95af2c030864ff722  pango-1.14.9.tar.gz

This is a follow-up stable release to fix various Indic shaper bugs and
to add a new Thai language engine using libthai, 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 1.14.8 and 1.14.9
* Add Thai langauage engine.
* Improved Indic module.
* Output correct path for hexboxes in pango_cairo_layout_path().
* Misc small fixes.
* Bugs fixed in this release:
	Red Hat Bug 216424: [te_IN] pango - consonant + dependent vowel (ai)
		Composed char is not rendering properly
		Patch from LingNing Zhang
	Red Hat Bug 216850: Issue in combination with vowels (ml_IN)
		Patch from LingNing Zhang
	Red Hat Bug 211964: [ta] Rendering issue with Tamil
		Patch from LingNing Zhang
	Red Hat Bug 213632: ZWJ (200d) and ZWNJ (200c) showing same output
		Patch from LingNing Zhang
	Bug 382437 – tests/testboundaries fails
	Bug 371388 – Add Thai langauage engine
		Patch from Theppitak Karoonboonyanan
	Bug 377975 – bug in _pango_glyph_item_iter_next_cluster

07 December 2006
Behdad Esfahbod

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