|| ||Behdad Esfahbod <besfahbo-AT-redhat.com>|
|| ||gnome-announce-list-AT-gnome.org, gtk-app-devel-list-AT-gnome.org,
|| ||Pango-1.15.0 released [unstable]|
|| ||Mon, 16 Oct 2006 18:53:48 -0400|
Pango-1.15.0 is now available for download at:
This is a development release leading up to Pango-1.16.0, which
will be released just in time for GNOME-2.18.
* 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
* Installing this version will overwrite your existing
copy of Pango. If you have problems, you'll need
to reinstall Pango-1.14.x
* Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
* This version includes partial results of the Vertical Pango work
conducted by Mathrick and myself. The remaining bits will be integrated
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 (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 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/.
Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
Pango 1.15 depends on version 2.12.0 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 http://www.gtk.org/ and http://cairographics.org/
Overview of changes between 1.14.7 and 1.15.0
* Add basic support for vertical text. (PangoGravity and related API)
* New PangoCairo example (examples/cairotwisted) to lay text out on a path
* Fix various bugs in the way language engines are used. Add simple Arabic
and Indic language engines. (Backported to 1.14.6)
* Step module interface version up to 1.6.0
* Misc small cleanups.
* Bugs fixed in this release:
Bug 330407 â Multiple dependant vowel signs (indic) displayed as one
Bug 359043 â PangoRenderer does not show in API docs
Bug 359046 â renderdemo.c unconditionally use GLib 2.12
Bug 357228 â Remove aix specific hack from configure.in
Part of Bug 350132 â backspacing doesn't work properly for Arabic
Bug 356194 â more pango_get_log_attrs problems
Bug 355820 â pango_get_log_attrs broken
Bug 352811 â SIGSEGV with pango(cairo)-view on HP-UX
Bug 351496 â PangoAnalysis::gravity breaks binary compatibility
Bug 351585 â API documentation issues with 2.15 release
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