|| ||Behdad Esfahbod <behdad-AT-cs.toronto.edu>|
|| ||Pango Release Lists <gnome-announce-list-AT-gnome.org>,
|| ||Pango-1.12.3 released|
|| ||Sat, 27 May 2006 15:28:08 -0400 (EDT)|
Pango-1.12.3 is now available for download at:
This is a stable release and is source and binary compatible
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. (Optionally 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 (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-1.12 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 2.10.0 or newer of the GLib library; more
information about GLib can be found at http://www.gtk.org/.
Overview of changes between 1.12.2 and 1.12.3
* Increased robustness against broken pango.modules
* Improved build infrastructure:
- Remove CAIRO_CFLAGS from pangocairo.pc.in, as it Require's cairo already.
* Improved documentation.
* Misc fixes.
* Bugs fixed in this release:
Bug 342525 â With PangoFc and PangoWin32, approximate digit width is
not what it says
Bug 339730 â Pango needlessly falls back away from a Type 1 font into
a TTF font
Bug 341922 â pango should handle more characters as zero width
Patch from Roozbeh Pournader
Bug 337594 â pango_glyph_string_extents_range possible bug
Bug 307196 â Unhinted fonts are measured incorrectly and drawing
problems occur as a result
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