Pango-1.5.2 released [unstable]

Pango-1.5.2 is now available for download at:

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

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

Changes since Pango-1.5.1 consist mainly of bug fixes and 


 * 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

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 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.

More information about Pango is available from

Pango depends on version 2.4.0 or newer of the GLib library; more 
information about GLib can be found at

Overview of changes between 1.5.1 and 1.5.2
* Support 'init' feature for Bengali [Sayamindu Dasgupta]
* Allow 32-bit property fields in OpenType code
* Optimize repeated property lookups in OpenType code
* Misc bug fixes [Behdad, Keith Sharp, Morten Welinder]

Owen Taylor
2 August 2004

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