Pango-1.5.2 released [unstable]
Posted on: 08/02/2004 07:07 PM

Pango-1.5.2 has been released

This is a development release leading up to Pango-1.6.0, which will be released together with GNOME-2.8.

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 three different font backends:

- 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-1.5 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.

Changes since Pango-1.5.1 consist mainly of bug fixes and optimizations.


* 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-1.4. If you have problems, you'll need
to reinstall Pango-1.4.1.

* Bugs should be reported to

pango-1.5.2.tar.bz2 md5sum: c171825dfa40ddb36bdc00cc57f3a171
pango-1.5.2.tar.gz md5sum: ce503229a0307c05deb34eabc377b0ea

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