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#1 Nov. 30, 2005 22:23:48

Behdad E.
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Pango-1.10.2 released


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Pango-1.10.2 is now available for download at:ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.8/pango-1.10.2.tar.bz md5sum: 7302220d93ac17d2c44f356d852e81dc
pango-1.10.2.tar.gz md5sum: 4298ed2fd374b26fdc98db9d5a8062a6


This is a stable release and is source and binary compatible
with 1.10.1. Notable changes include an improved Tibetan shaper
module, and at least one important bug fix.

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 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 two 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. (Optionally using Uniscribe
for complex-text handling). Rendering can be done via Cairo
or directly using the native Win32 API.

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-1.10 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 fromhttp://www.pango.org/.

Pango depends on version 2.6.0 or newer of the GLib library; more
information about GLib can be found athttp://www.gtk.org/.

Overview of changes between 1.10.1 and 1.10.2
=============================================
* New improved Tibetan shaper module.
* Bug fix in Khmer shaper module.
* Respect fontconfig reassignment of font pixelsize.
* Make OpenType GPOS handling more robust/correct.
* Various documentation fixes and improvements.
* Misc bug fixes.
* Open Pango modules with lazy-bind flags.

Behdad Esfahbod
29 November 2005

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