Pango-1.5.1 released [unstable]

Pango-1.5.1 is now available for download at:

pango-1.5.1.tar.bz2   md5sum: c11cf17c6af0b8f756627516fedb567c
pango-1.5.1.tar.gz    md5sum: 5c9611257cbc01c87e0477f8ef6531b6

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

New features in the 1.5.x branch of Pango include

 * Support for ellipsization in PangoLayout; that is,
   for truncating lines by replacing text at the 
   start middle or end of the line with an ellipsis (...)

 * Support for custom font decoders; applications can
   specify how characters are converted to glyphs for 
   particular fonts
 * Support for setting a transformation matrix on a PangoContext
   and transformed rendering support for the FT2 backend


 * 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-1.4.0.

 * 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 four different font backends:

 - Core X windowing system fonts
 - 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-1.2 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 2.2.0 or newer of the GLib library; more 
information about GLib can be found at

Overview of changes between 1.5.0 and 1.5.1
* Add ellipsization support to PangoLayout
* Add pango_context_get_font_map().
* Fix metrics for the Xft backend when a transform is in effect
* Separate out backend-independent parts of pangoft2topgm for
  future rendering testbeds.
* Code cleanups (use G_DEFINE_TYPE, make PangoMatrix parameters const)
* Add a GType for PangoMatrix [Torsten Schoenfeld]
* Misc bug fixes [Morten Welinder]
Overview of changes between 1.4.x and 1.5.0
* Allow applications to provide custom font decoders [Chris Blizzard]
* Add support for setting a transformation matrix on a PangoContext
* Add support for rotated rendering to the FT2 backend
* Add metrics for underline and strikethrough position and thickness.
* Add letter-spacing attribute and implement in PangoLayout
* OpenType support in Thai Module [Theppitak Karoonboonyanan]
* Add Add PANGO_TYPE_LAYOUT_ITER [Johan Dahlin]

Owen Taylor
19 July 2004

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