Pango-1.0.1 released




Pango-1.0.1 is now available for download at:

ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.0/

This is a mostly a bug fix release and is source and binary compatible
with Pango-1.0.0.

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; 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]

Owen Taylor
29 March 2002




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