|| ||Owen Taylor <otaylor-AT-redhat.com>|
|| ||gnome-announce-list-AT-gnome.org, gtk-list-AT-gnome.org,
|| ||Pango-1.10.1 released|
|| ||Mon, 03 Oct 2005 09:27:24 -0400|
Pango-1.10.1 is now available for download at:
pango-1.10.1.tar.bz2 md5sum: 1ff4c96982f61ea6f390d09a4febdf18
pango-1.10.1.tar.gz md5sum: 6b3b06b3263845706a2bfc769b83f7fc
This is a stable release and is source and binary compatible
with 1.10.1. Notable changes include significant performance
improvements for the Cairo backend on Windows and a couple of
important bug fixes.
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 two 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. (Optionally using Uniscribe
for complex-text handling). Rendering can be done via Cairo
or directly using the native Win32 API.
The integration of Pango with Cairo (http://cairographics.org)
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-1.10 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 2.6.0 or newer of the GLib library; more
information about GLib can be found at http://www.gtk.org/.
Overview of changes between 1.10.0 and 1.10.1
- Add various forms of caching to the Win32 backend, greatly
improving performance [Tor Lillqvist]
- Fix problem with colors leaking from a Pango item to
subsequently drawn strings. [Choe Hwanjin]
- Fix bug where error underlines would be drawn 1024 times
too big in the Cairo backend. [Luis Villa]
- Misc bug and build fixes [Jean Brefort, Matthias Clasen,
Behdad Esfahbod, Kazuki Iwamoto]
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