Pango-1.3.6 released
Posted on: 03/09/2004 03:32 PM

Pango-1.3.6 is now available for download

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.


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

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]

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