Pango-1.0.1 is now available for download at:
This is a mostly a bug fix 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; however, most of the work on Pango-1.0 was done using the
GTK+ widget toolkit as a test platform. Pango forms the core of text
and font handling for GTK+-2.0.
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 Xft library
- Direct rendering of scalable fonts using the FreeType library
- Native fonts on Microsoft backends
Dynamically loaded modules then handle text layout for particular
combinations of script and font backend. Pango-1.0.0 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 2.0.0 of the GLib library; more information
about GLib can be found at http://www.gtk.org/
Changes in version 1.0.1
* Documentation improvements [Matthias Clasen]
* Use new API in FreeType 2.0.9 to greatly speed up coverage
calculation for Xft and FT2 backends.
* Some fixes for re...
ading of OpenType tables.
* Add -D_REENTRANT to compilation when necessary. [Sven Neumann]
* Try and enable ClearType for Win32 backend. [Tor Lillqvist]
* Fixes for Korean glyphs in the basic-x shaper [Changwoo Ryu]
* Improvements for computation of average char/digit width [Sven Neumann]
* Bug and error reporting fixes
[Arnaud Charlet, Erewan Chenede, Mikael Hallendal, Stefan Israelsson,
Alex Larsson, Soeren Sandmann, Dan Winship]
29 March 2002