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CHANGES
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This is a summary of changes made to the reportlab source code for each release.
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Please refer to subversion backlogs (using the release dates) for more details
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or for releases which we have not provide a higher level changes list for.
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E.g. to retrieve the changes made between release 3.4 and release 3.5, type::
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  $ hg log -r 54ce2469ba5c
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The contributors lists are in no order and apologies to those accidentally not
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mentioned. If we missed you, please let us know!
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CHANGES  3.5.56	 10/12/2020
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	* added .github action wheel.yml
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	* micro change to userguide doc
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RELEASE 3.5.56	 01/12/2020
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	* micro changes for Big Sur in C extensions
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	* allow Drawing.outDir to be a callable for more control in save method
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RELEASE 3.5.55	 29/10/2020
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	* add trustedHosts and trustedSchemes for url management
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	* drop 3.5 support
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RELEASE 3.5.54	 23/10/2020
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	* Allow extra fields in AcroForm suggested by Chris Else ubuntu247 at gmail.com
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	* Allow DocTemplate.\_firstPageTemplateIndex to be a list of PageTemplate ids
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	* improve PageBreak repr
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	* minor changes to travis & appveyor scripts; drop forml support for python 3.5
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RELEASE 3.5.53	 02/10/2020
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	* Fix bug that allowed type 0 postscript commands to persist
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RELEASE 3.5.52	 01/10/2020
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	* add support for DataMatrix barcode
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RELEASE 3.5.51	 24/09/2020
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	* fix malloc(0) issue in \_rl_accel.c \_fp_str thanks to Hans-Peter Jansen <hpj@urpla.net> @ openSUSE
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RELEASE 3.5.50	 18/09/2020
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	* Add BM ExtGState option (suggestion by tjj021 @ github
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	* Fix memory leak in \_renderPM.c
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RELEASE 3.5.49	 02/09/2020
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	* ViewerPreferencesPDFDictionary add /Duplex as possibility
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	* Doctemplate add support for all ViewerPreferencesPDFDictionary keys
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	* fix bugs in USPS_4State; Barcode inherits from Flowable and object.
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RELEASE 3.5.48	 18/08/2020
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	* bug fix for balanced column special case unsplittable half column
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RELEASE 3.5.47	  7/08/2020
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	* try to limit table style cell ranges
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RELEASE 3.5.46	 22/07/2020
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	* fix style-data mismatch in LinePlot found by Anshika Sahay
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	* fix some documentation bugs reported by Lele Gaifax
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	* fix error in BarChart axes joining reported by Faisal.Fareed
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RELEASE 3.5.44	 26/06/2020
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	* ensure qr bar colour is passed (contrib by Lele Gaifax)
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RELEASE 3.5.43	 03/06/2020
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	* small change to improve strokeDashArray handling to allow [phase, [values]] and allow stroke-dashoffset
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	* Hatching class which inherits from shapes.Path
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	* apply a pr from KENLYST @ bitbucket (gfe.py)
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RELEASE 3.5.42	 17/03/2020
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	* fix bug in tables.py reported by Kamil Niski https://bitbucket.org/rptlab/reportlab/issues/182 & Adam Kalinsky
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RELEASE 3.5.41	 4/03/2020
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RELEASE 3.5.40	28/02/2020
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	* allow selection of ttf subfonts by PS name
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	* revert to old style recursiveGetAttr
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RELEASE 3.5.38	14/02/2020
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RELEASE 3.5.37	07/02/2020
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	* experimental support for 2d pie/doughnut shading
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	* update travis version of multibuild contrib by Matthew Brett
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	* fixes to cope with python 3.9
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	* imrove Drawing formats handling and ensure asString can do svg
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RELEASE 3.5.35	22/01/2020
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	* test fixes
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	* Label enhancement
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	* added isSubclassOf validator
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RELEASE 3.5.34	14/01/2020
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	* attempted restriction of the reportlab.lib.color.toColor function
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RELEASE 3.5.33	30/10/2019
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	* fix bug in Pie3d reported by Eldon Ziegler <eldonz@atlanticdb.com>
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	* fix bug in background splitting in repeatRows cases reported by David VanEe <david.vanee@convergent.ca>
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	* small improvements to CandleSticks
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	* created NotSet validator (use in  CandleStickProperties)
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	* update .travis.yml and .appeyor.yml hopefully to create 3.8 wheels
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RELEASE 3.5.32	24/10/2019
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	* use clock in fontFinder contributed by Matěj Cepl @ bitbucket
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	* Bug fix underlined space in XPreformatted
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	* Bug fix for Paragraph space bugs reported by Kayley Lane
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	* Use local libart code by default (libart 2.3.21-3)
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	* Bug fix release to make really simple paras work OK 
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	  Reported by Kayley.Lane @ oracle.com
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	* Use upgrade libart source to 2.3.21-3 https://salsa.debian.org/gnome-team/libart-lgpl@aa059539
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	* Bug fix release to make th sdist work properly
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	* Bug fix for infinite looping in Paragraph (likely caused by small available Widths).
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	  Reported by Kayley.Lane @ oracle.com
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	* BalancedColumns flowable added
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	* primitive hyphenation functionality (with Pyphen installed)
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	* simple paragraphs now allow space shrinkage
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	* mixed parallel / stacked barcharts mechanism
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	* makeStream compression fix for python 3.x
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	* reproducibility fixes
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	* Bugfix for KeepWithNext and None
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	* Fix pie chart issue
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	* allow canvas filename to be a wrapped OS level file
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	* added DocTemplate._makeCanvas
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	* _text2Path fix
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	* AcroForm improvements
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	* added anchorAtXY parameter for images
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	* fix PDF syntax error with no Outlines
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	* fix bullet code
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	* qrencoder fix
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	* table minRowHeights support
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	* stopped abusing builtins to aid compatibility
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	* fix embedded font & fontfinder bugs
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	* fix zero width paragraph layout error
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	* doughnut charts support innerRadiusFraction
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	* more controllable under and strike lines
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### Contributors:
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	* Axel P. Kielhorn
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	* ben @ readingtype.org.uk
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	* Chris Jerdonek cjerdonek @ bitbucket
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	* Dan Palmer danpalmer @ bitbucket
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	* Garry Williams gary_williams @ bit_bucket
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	* Greg Svitak
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	* htgoebel @ bitbucket
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	* Johann Du Toit https://bitbucket.org/johanndt/ 
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	* Jon Hinton (inivatajon @ bitbucket.org)
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	* Lele Gaifax
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	* lisandrija @ bitbucket.org
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	* lostbard @ bitbucket
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	* Martin J. Laubach bitbucket issue #140
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	* Moritz Pfeiffer moritzpfeiffer @ bitbucket
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	* Raji Sundar
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	* Silas Sewell silassewell @ bitbucket
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	* simonkagwe @ bitbucket
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	* Tom Alexander @ bitbucket
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	* Trevor Bullock
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	* Waldemar Osuch
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	* More pagesizes from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size (contributed by https://bitbucket.org/alainchiasson/)
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	* add in fillMode (fill-rule) variable to the graphics state for drawings
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	* add support for automatic bullet rotation in ListFlowables.
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	* fix acroform annotation bug in radios (reported by Olivia Zhang)
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	* fix split paragraph rendering bug (reported by Olivia Zhang & Echo Bell)
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	* Allow Image to have a drawing as argument
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	* support for Path autoclose & fillMode; version --> 3.3.29
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	* add support for different fill policies in renderXX drawPath; version-->3.3.28
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	* allow for UTF_16_LE BOM, fix for bug contributed by Michael Poindexter mpoindexter@housecanary.com
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	* improved support for images in renderPM/renderSVG bug report from Claude Paroz
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	* add AcroForm support to canvas; version --> 3.3.22
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	* avoid cr lf line endings
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	* attempt to ensure zipImported has some files or returns None
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	* added additonal test to barcode/test.py
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	* add an invisible font test thanks https://bitbucket.org/kb/ Konstantin Baierer
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	* add mailto href test
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	* improve UPCA barcode contribution by Kyle McFarlane https://bitbucket.org/kylemacfarlane/
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	* attempt to fix __loader__ issues in pyinstaller suggested by dbrnz @ bitbucket
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	* fix NormalDate comprisons in python3.x
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	* fix ypad use in ParagraphAndImage contrib annamarianfr@bitbucket, version-->3.3.16
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	* try to prevent multiple saving contrib by Tim Meneely
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	* fix problems with svg drawToString contrib by Eric Gillet & Johann Du Toit
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	* fix issue reported by Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna@gmail.com>
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	* fix fake KeepTogether setup in handle_keepWithNext
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	* add NullActionFlowable, fix empty KeepTogether
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	* really merge para-measure-fix
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	* merge para-measure-fix changes
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	* fixes to TypedPropertyCollection
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	* changes to Render class; allow drawings to specify initialFontName/Size
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	* fix python>=3.2 default axis labelling to match python2.x; bugfix contributed by Robin Westin bitbucket issue #82
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	* fix AttributeError reported by Kay Schluehr bitbucket issue #81
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	* add experimental time value axis
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	* fix bug in python shapes rendering
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	* add negative span style to test_platypus_tables splitting example
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	* fix segfault in _rl_accel.c; fix contributed by Neil Schemenauer as issue #78
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	* attempt to remove quadratic performance hit when longTableOptimize is set
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	* allow DATA: scheme in open for read
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	* import Table _rowpositions calculation
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	* support small ttfs which do not allow subsets
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	* add rl_settings allowTTFSubsetting
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	* address issue #76 (deprecated immports) reported by Richard Eames
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	* add table cell support for simple background shadings, contributed by Jeffrey Creem jcreem@bitbucket
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	* fix bug in tables.py reported by Vytis Banaitis @ bitbucket; version-->3.3.2
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	* minor change to allow barWidth setting in ecc200datamatrix.py (suggested by Kyle MacFarlane @ bitbucket)
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	* Alain Chiasson https://bitbucket.org/alainchiasson/
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	* Claude Paroz
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	* Dinu Gherman
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	* Echo Bell
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	* Eric Gillet
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	* Jeffrey Creem jcreem@bitbucket
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	* Johann Du Toit
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	* Kay Schluehr bitbucket issue #81
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	* Konstantin Baierer
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	* Kyle McFarlane https://bitbucket.org/kylemacfarlane/
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	* Michael Poindexter mpoindexter@housecanary.com
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	* Neil Schemenauer
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	* Olivia Zhang
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	* Richard Eames
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	* Robin Westin
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	* Tim Meneely
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	* Vytis Banaitis @ bitbucket
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	* Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna@gmail.com>
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	* Canvas & Doctemplate now allow specification of the initial font Name, Size & Leading. Prevously you had to mess with rl_settings to accomplish this.
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	* Canvas & Doctemplate now support specification of the crop/art/trim/bleed boxes.
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	* Add option to auto generate missing TTF font names. Handy for CJKers with home produced fonts. Also attempt to prevent usage of multiple TTFs with same name.
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	* Paragraph styles now have justifyBreaks to control justification of lines broken with <br/>.
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	* Paragraph styles now have justifyLastLine=n to control justification of last lines with more than n words (0 means do not).
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	* Added EAN-5 and ISBN barcode widgets (contribution by Edward Greve).
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	* Bug fix of QrCodeWidget (prompted by https://bitbucket.org/fubu/).
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	* Frames now have support for automatic flowables at the top of frame. story support via the class reportlab.platypus.flowables.SetTopFlowables.
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	* Added support for Trapped and ModDate PDF info dictionary keys.
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	* Bug fix for pie charts with no data (raised by  Michael Spector).
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	* New barcodes BarcodeCode128Auto & BarcodeECC200DataMatrix (contributed by Kyle MacFarlane).
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	* Improved LinePlot marker handling.
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	* PyPy improvements inspired by Marius Gedminas.
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	* Bug fix in reportlab.lib.utils.simpleSplit (reported by Chris Buergi <cb@enerweb.ch>).
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	* Unwanted escaping in renderSVG fixed (reported by Ruby Yocum).
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	* Bug fix in _rl_accel.c (remove excess state and fix refcount breakage reported by Mark De Wit <mark.dewit@iesve.com>).
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	* Code128 barcode length optimization inspired by Klaas Feenstra.
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	* Paragraph <sup>/<super> & <sub> tags now support rise & size attributes to allow special control over position & font size.
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	* Splitting tables now remove unwanted styles in the first part of the split (reported by Lele Gaifax). 
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	* test changes inspired by https://bitbucket.org/stoneleaf
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	* Edward Greve
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	* https://bitbucket.org/fubu/
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	* Michael Spector
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	* Kyle MacFarlane
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	* Marius Gedminas
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	* Chris Buergi
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	* Ruby Yocum
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	* Mark de Wit
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	* Klaas Feenstra
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	* Lele Gaifax
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	* https://bitbucket.org/stoneleaf
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   * Several strangenesses were fixed in the pdfbase.pdfform module; Multiple usage is now allowed.
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   * Various environment fixes for Google Application Environment
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   * fix Propertyset.clone
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   * Steven Jacobs
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   * masklinn
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   * Kale Franz
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   * Albertas Agejavas
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   • Anders Hammarquist
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   * jvanzuela @ bitbucket
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   * Glen Lindermann
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   * Greg Jones
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   * James Bynd
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   * fcoelho @ bitbucket
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RELEASE 3.1  22/04/2014
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If you are running ReportLab 3.0.x, the changes are minor.
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   * support for emoji - characters outside the Unicode basic multilingual plane
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   * improved pip-based installers will pull in all the needed dependencies; Pillow 2.4 appears to deal with all our issues.
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### Contributors
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   * Ivan Tchomgue
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   * Waldemar Osuch
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   * masayuku
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RELEASE 3.0  14/02/2014
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There has been a substantial internal rewrite to ensure consistent use of unicode strings for
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  natural-language text, and of bytes for all file format internals.  The intent
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  is to make as few API changes as possible so that there should be little or no
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  impact on users and their applications.  Changes are too numerous but can be
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  seen on Bitbucket.
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### Python 3.x compatibility
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  * rl_config now imports rl_settings & optionally local_rl_settings
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  * ReportLab C extensions now live inside reportlab; _rl_accel is no longer required; All _rl_accel imports now 
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	pass through reportlab.lib.rl_accel
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  * xmllib is gone, alongside the paraparser stuff that caused issues in favour of HTMLParser.
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  * some obsolete C extensions (sgmlop and pyHnj) are gone
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  * Removed reportlab/lib/ para.py & pycanvas.py;  these would better belong in third party packages, 
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	which can make use of the monkeypatching feature above.
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### New features
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  * Add ability to output greyscale and 1-bit PIL images without conversion to RGB. (contributed by Matthew Duggan)
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  * highlight annotation (contributed by Ben Echols)
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### Other
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  * numerous very minor fixes, visible through BitBucket.
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RELEASE 2.7  04/04/2013
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#### Charts / graphics enhancements
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  * Added SimpleTimeSeriesPlot
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  * added _computeMaxSpace
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  * added in lineStyle (for bars)
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  * improved SVG rendering
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  * Pie Chart now has an `innerRadiusFraction` to allow doughnut-like appearance for 2d charts	(it has no effect with 3d charts). 
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	The separate 'doughnut' chart lacks many pie chart features and should only be used if you wanted multiple nested doughnuts. 
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#### Charts/graphics bug fixes
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  * piecharts.py: fix Pie3d __init__ to call its superclass
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  * linecharts.py: fix swatch creation
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#### PDF
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  * Fixes to testshapes & pdfform resetting
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  * colors.py
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  * various minor fixes
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#### Platypus
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  * Defined a small bullet rather than a big circle as the default for unordered lists
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  * fixed attribute spelling bug
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  * fixed CJK + endDots
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### Acknowledgements
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  Many thanks to Andrew Cutler, Dinu Gherman, Matthias Kirst and Stephan Richter for their contributions to this release.
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RELEASE 2.6  27/09/2012
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This is a minor release focusing mainly on improved documentation.	There are a 
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number of minor enhancements, and a larger number of previous-undocumented
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enhancements which we have documented better.
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#### General changes
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   * Manuals have been reformatted with more pleasing code snippets and tables of 
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	 contents, and reviewed and expanded
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#### Flowing documents (Platypus)
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   * Added support for HTML-style list objects
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   * Added flexible mechanism for drawing bullets
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   * Allowed XPreformatted objects to use Asian line wrapping
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   * Added an `autoNextPageTemplate` attribute to PageTemplates.  For example you 
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	 can now set up a 'chapter first page template' which will always be followed
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	 by a 'continuation template' on the next page break, saving the programmer from
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	 having to issue control flow commands in the story.
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   * added a TopPadder flowable, which will 'wrap' another Flowable and move it 
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	 to the bottom of the current page.  
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   * More helpful error messages when large tables cannot be rendered
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   * Documentation for images within text (`test_032_images`)
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   * Trailing dots for use on contents pages
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#### Charts and graphics
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   * Support for UPCA bar codes
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   * We now have a semi-intelligent system for labelling pie charts with 
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	 callout lines.  Thanks to James Martin-Collar, a maths student at Warwick 
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	 University, who did this as his summer internship.
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   * Axes - added startOffset and endOffset properties; allowed for axis 
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	 background annotations.
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   * Bar charts - allow more control of z Index (i.e. drawing order of axes and
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	 lines)
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   * Pie charts - fixed bugs in 3d appearance
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   * SVG output back end has seen some bugs fixed and now outputs resizeable SVG
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### Contributors
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   * Alex Buck
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   * Felix Labrecque <felixl@densi.com>
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   * Peter Johnson <johnson.peter@gmail.com>
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   * James Martin-Collar
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   * Guillaume Francois
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RELEASE 2.5  at 18:00 GMT  01/Oct/2010
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Many new features have been added and numerous bugs have been fixed.
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Thanks to everybody who has contributed to the open-source toolkit in
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the run-up to the 2.5 release, whether by reporting bugs, sending patches,
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or contributing to the reportlab-users mailing list.
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Major contributors are credited in the user documentation.
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   * Support for colour separated PDF output and other optimisations and
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	 features for high-quality printing, including enforcement of colour
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	 models for CMYK, RGB, and "spot colours"
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   * Long table optimisations are now turned on by default.  Previously,
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   629
	 documents with very long tables spanning many pages could take a long
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	 time to create because we considered the whole table to work out row
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	 and column sizes.	A patch was submitted some time ago to fix this
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	 controlled by a flag in the rl_config file, but this was set 'off'
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	 for compatibility.  Users are often not aware of this and we haven't
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	 found any real-world cases where the new layout technique works badly,
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	 so we are turning this behaviour on.
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   * New support for QR barcodes - [try our demo!](https://www.reportlab.com/demos/qr/)
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#### PDF
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   * Colour separation and other enhancements for high-end print
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   * Python 2.7 support
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#### Charts
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.axes
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	   * ValueAxis
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		   * avoidBoundSpace - Space to allow above and below
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		   * abf_ignore_zero - Set to True to make the avoidBoundFrac calculations treat zero as non-special
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		   * keepTickLabelsInside - Ensure tick labels do not project beyond bounds of axis if true
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	   * NormalDateXValueAxis
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		   * specialTickClear - clear rather than delete close ticks when forced first/end dates
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		   * labelVOffset - add this to the labels
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.barcharts
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	   * BarChart
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		   * categoryLabelBarSize - width to leave for a category label to go between categories
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		   * categoryLabelBarOrder - where any label bar should appear first/last
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		   * barRecord (advanced) - callable(bar,label=labelText,value=value,**kwds) to record bar information
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.legends
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		   * dx - x offset from default position
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		   * dy - y offset from default position
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	   * Legend
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		   * swdx - x position adjustment for the swatch
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		   * swdy - y position adjustment for the swatch
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.piecharts
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parents: 4483
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	   * Pie
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parents: 4483
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		   * wedgeRecord (advanced) - callable(wedge,*args,**kwds)
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85a663a7ffa8 trunk: prepare for version 2.5 tag
rgbecker
parents: 3313
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   668
   * reportlab.graphics.charts.utils
4486
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parents: 4483
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   669
	   * DrawTimeCollector - generic mechanism for collecting information about nodes at the time they are about to be drawn
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parents: 3313
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RELEASE 2.4  at 18:00 GMT  20/Jan/2010
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   674
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#### PDF
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   * lots of improvements and verbosity to error messages and the way they are handled.
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   * font size can now be specified in pixels
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   * unicode file names are now accepted
3288
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4204
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#### Platypus
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   * canvas auto cropmarks
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   * added support for styles h4-h6
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   * Improved support for onDraw and SimpleIndex
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   * Add support for index tableStyle
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   * Added an alphabetic grouping indexing class
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   * Added support for multi-level and alphabetical indexes
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   * Added support for an unlimited number of TOC levels with default styles
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parents: 4201
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   * Index entries can now be clickable.
3288
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meitham
parents: 3105
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4204
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#### Graphics
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   691
   * Axes values can be reversible.
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   * Labels on the axes can now be drawn above or below the axes (hi or low).
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   * A per swatch callout is now allowed in the legend.
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parents: 4201
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   * A new anchroing mode for string 'numeric' that align numerical strings by their decimal place.
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parents: 4201
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   * Shapes have new attributes to specify if the shape should grow to take all canvas area (vertically or horizontally) or if the canvas should shrink to fit the shape size.
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parents: 4201
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   696
   * color objects now have a clone method.
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   697
   * colors module has a fade function that returns a list of different shades made up of one base colour.
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   698
   * added in support for Overprint/Opacity & Separated colours
3288
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meitham
parents: 3105
diff changeset
   699
4204
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   700
#### Bugs fixes
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parents: 4201
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   701
   * word counting in complex paragraphs has been fixed.
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   702
   * SimpleIndex and TableOfContents bugs have been fixed.
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   703
   * Fix for position of hyperlinks when crop marks are added.
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parents: 4201
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   * flowables.py: fix special case of doctemplate with no frames
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   705
   * PDFFormXObject.format missing Resources bug patch from Scott Meyer
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   706
   * KeepInFrame justification bug has been fixed.
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   707
   * paragraph.py: fix linebreaking bug thanks to Roberto Alsina
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   708
   * fix unicode/str issue bug found by Michael Egorov <michwill@gmail.com>
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   709
   * YCategoryAxis makeTickLabels fix contributed by Mike Folwell <mjf@pearson.co.uk>
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   710
   * pdfdoc.py: fix ro PDFDate contributed by Robert Alsina
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   711
   * and others ..
3288
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meitham
parents: 3105
diff changeset
   712
4205
73ab083a354a minor edits to change log
Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4204
diff changeset
   713
### Contributors
4204
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   714
   * PJACock's (<peter@maubp.freeserve.co.uk>)
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   715
   * Hans Brand
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   716
   * Ian Stevens
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   717
   * Yoann Roman <yroman-reportlab@altalang.com>
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   718
   * Randolph Bentson
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   719
   * Volker Haas
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   720
   * Simon King
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   721
   * Henning Vonbargen
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   722
   * Michael Egorov <michwill@gmail.com>
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   723
   * Mike Folwell <mjf@pearson.co.uk>
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   724
   * Robert Alsina
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   725
   * and more ...
3084
fa5bd7f45ce1 Updated CHANGES.txt with changes for 2.3.
jonas
parents: 3054
diff changeset
   726
fa5bd7f45ce1 Updated CHANGES.txt with changes for 2.3.
jonas
parents: 3054
diff changeset
   727
4204
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   728
RELEASE 2.3  at 18:00 GMT  04/Feb/2009
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   729
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jonas
parents: 3054
diff changeset
   730
4204
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   731
#### PDF
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   732
   * Encryption support (see encrypt parameter on Canvas and BaseDocTemplate constructor)
3084
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jonas
parents: 3054
diff changeset
   733
4204
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   734
#### Platypus
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   735
   * TableOfContents - Creates clickable tables of contents
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   736
   * Variable border padding for paragraphs (using the borderPadding style attribute)
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   737
   * New programming Flowable, docAssert, used to assert expressions on wrap time.
3084
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jonas
parents: 3054
diff changeset
   738
4204
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   739
#### Bug fixes
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   740
   * Fixed old documentation and installation issues
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   741
   * 610 - Fixed Image anchoring code to match documentation
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   742
   * 704 - renderSVG groups problem
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   743
   * 706 - rl_codecs.py now compatible with WordAxe
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   744
   * and others...
3084
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jonas
parents: 3054
diff changeset
   745
4204
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   746
### Contributors 
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   747
   * Yoann Roman
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   748
   * Dinu Gherman
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   749
   * Dirk Holtwick
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   750
   * Marcel Tromp
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   751
   * Henning von Bargen
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   752
   * Paul Barrass
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   753
   * Adrian Klaver
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   754
   * Hans Brand
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   755
   * Ian Stevens
3084
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jonas
parents: 3054
diff changeset
   756
4204
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   757
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   758
RELEASE 2.2  at 18:00 GMT  10/Sep/2008
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   759
--------------------------------------
3054
9055afab3268 Created higher level changes list and removed svn logs.
jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
   760
4205
73ab083a354a minor edits to change log
Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4204
diff changeset
   761
#### PDF
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   762
   * pdfmetrics: Added registerFontFamily function
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   763
   * Basic support for pdf document viewer preferences (e.g.: fullscreen).
3054
9055afab3268 Created higher level changes list and removed svn logs.
jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
   764
4205
73ab083a354a minor edits to change log
Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4204
diff changeset
   765
#### Platypus
4204
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   766
   * Paragraph <img> tag support for inline images.
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   767
   * Paragraph autoleading support (helps with <img> tags).
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   768
   * Platypus doctemplate programming support.
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   769
   * Support for tables with non-uniform row length.
3054
9055afab3268 Created higher level changes list and removed svn logs.
jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
   770
4205
73ab083a354a minor edits to change log
Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4204
diff changeset
   771
#### Graphics
4204
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   772
   * RGBA image support for suitable bitmap types.
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   773
   * LTO labelling barcode.
3054
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jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
   774
9055afab3268 Created higher level changes list and removed svn logs.
jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
   775
And many bugfixes...
9055afab3268 Created higher level changes list and removed svn logs.
jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
   776
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
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   777
### Contributors 
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   778
   * Matt Folwell
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   779
   * Jerome Alet
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   780
   * Harald Armin Massa
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   781
   * kevin@booksys.com
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   782
   * Sebastian Ware
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   783
   * Martin Tate
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   784
   * Wietse Jacobs
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   785
   * Christian Jacobs
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   786
   * Volker Haas
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   787
   * Dinu Gherman
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   788
   * Dirk Datzert
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   789
   * Yuan Hong
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   790
   * Ilpo Nyyss�nen
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   791
   * Thomas Heller
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   792
   * Gael Chardon
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   793
   * Alex Smishlajev
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   794
   * Martin Loewis
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   795
   * Dirk Holtwick
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   796
   * Philippe Makowskic
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   797
   * Ian Sparks
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   798
   * Albertas Agejevas
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   799
   * Gary Poster
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   800
   * Martin Zohlhuber
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   * michael@stroeder.com
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   * Derik Barclay
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   * Publio da Costa Melo 
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   * Jon Dyte
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   * David Horkoff
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   * picodello@yahoo.it
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   * R�diger M�hl
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   * Paul Winkler
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   * Bernhard Herzog
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   * Alex Martelli
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   * Stuart Bishop
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   * Gael Chardon
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RELEASE 2.1  at 15:00 GMT  24/May/2007
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### Contributors 
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   * Ilpo Nyyss�nen
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   * Thomas Heller
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   * Gael Chardon
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   * Alex Smishlajev
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   * Martin Loewis		 
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   * Dirk Holtwick
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   * Philippe Makowskic
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   * Dinu Gherman
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   * Ian Sparks
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RELEASE 2.0  at 15:00 GMT  23/May/2006
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### Contributions
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   * Andre Reitz
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   * Max M
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   * Albertas Agejevas
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   * T Blatter
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   * Ron Peleg
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   * Gary Poster
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   * Steve Halasz
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   * Andrew Mercer
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   * Paul McNett
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   * Chad Miller
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### Unicode support
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This is the Big One, and the reason some apps may break. You must now pass in 
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text either in UTF-8 or as unicode string objects. The library will handle 
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everything to do with output encoding. There is more information on this below.
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Since this is the biggest change, we'll start by reviewing how it worked in the 
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past. In ReportLab 1.x, any string input you passed to our APIs was supposed to 
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be in the same encoding as the font you selected for output. If using the 
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default fonts in Acrobat Reader (Helvetica/Times/Courier), you would have 
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implicitly used WinAnsi encoding, which is almost exactly the same as Latin-1. 
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However, if using TrueType fonts, you would have been using UTF-8. For Asian 
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fonts, you had a wide choice of encodings but had to specify which one (e.g 
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Shift-JIS or EUC for Japanese). This state of affairs meant that you had to 
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make sure that every piece of text input was in the same encoding as the font 
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used to display it.
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With ReportLab 2, none of that necessary. Instead:
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   865
Here is what's different now:
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#### Input text encoding is UTF-8 or Python Unicode strings
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  Any text you pass to a canvas API (drawString etc.), Paragraph or other 
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  flowable constructor, into a table cell, or as an attribute of a graphic (e.g. 
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  chart.title.text), is supposed to be unicode. If you use a traditional Python 
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  string, it is assumed to be UTF-8. If you pass a Unicode object, we know it's 
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  unicode. 
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#### Font encodings
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  Fonts still work in different ways, and the built-in ones will still use 
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  WinAnsi or MacRoman internally while TrueType will use UTF-8. However, the 
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  library hides this from you; it converts as it writes out the PDF file. As 
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  before, it's still your job to make sure the font you use has the characters 
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  you need, or you may get either a traceback or a visible error character. 
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  Asian CID fonts
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   883
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   884
  You no longer need to specify the encoding for the built-in Asian fonts, 
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  just the face name. ReportLab knows about the standard fonts in Adobe's Asian 
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  Language Packs. 
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#### Asian Truetype fonts
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  The standard Truetype fonts differ slightly for Asian languages (e.g 
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  msmincho.ttc). These can now be read and used, albeit somewhat inefficiently. 
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jonas
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   892
  Asian word wrapping
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   893
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   894
  Previously we could display strings in Asian languages, but could not 
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   895
  properly wrap paragraphs as there are no gaps between the words. We now have a 
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  basic word wrapping algorithm.
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   897
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#### unichar tag
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  A convenience tag, <unichar/> has also been added. You can now do <unichar 
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  code="0xfc"/> or <unichar name='LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DIAERESIS'/> and get 
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jonas
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  a lowercase u umlaut. Names should be those in the Unicode Character Database.
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jonas
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   903
  Accents, Greeks and symbols
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   904
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   905
  The correct way to refer to all non-ASCII characters is to use their 
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  unicode representation. This can be literal Unicode or UTF-8. Special symbols 
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   907
  and Greek letters (collectively, "greeks") inserted in paragraphs using the 
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  greek tag (e.g. <greek>lambda</greek>) or using the entity references (e.g. 
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jonas
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   909
  &lambda;) are now processed in a different way than in version 1. Previously, 
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   910
  these were always rendered using the Zapf Dingbats font. Now they are always 
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   911
  output in the font you specified, unless that font does not support that 
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   912
  character. If the font does not support the character, and the font you 
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  specified was an Adobe Type 1 font, Zapf Dingbats is used as a fallback. 
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  However, at present there is no fallback in the case of TTF fonts. Note that 
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  this means that documents that contain greeks and specify a TTF font may need 
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  changing to explicitly specify the font to use for the greek character, or you 
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jonas
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  will see a black square in place of that character when you view your PDF 
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  output in Acrobat Reader.
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### Other New Features
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#### PDF
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  * Improved low-level annotation support for PDF "free text annotations"
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	FreeTextAnnotation allows showing and hiding of an arbitrary PDF "form" 
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	(reusable chunk of PDF content) depending on whether the document is printed or 
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	viewed on-screen, or depending on whether the mouse is hovered over the 
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	content, etc.
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  * TTC font collection files are now readable:
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	ReportLab now supports using TTF fonts packaged in .TTC files
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  * East Asian font support (CID and TTF):
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   932
	You no longer need to specify the encoding for the built-in Asian 
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   933
	fonts, just the face name. ReportLab knows about the standard fonts in Adobe's 
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   934
	Asian Language Packs. 
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  * Native support for JPEG CMYK images:
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   936
	ReportLab now takes advantage of PDF's native JPEG CMYK image support, 
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	so that JPEG CMYK images are no longer (lossily) converted to RGB format before 
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	including them in PDF. 
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   940
#### Platypus
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  * Link support in paragraphs:
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   943
	Platypus paragraphs can now contain link elements, which support both 
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   944
	internal links to the same PDF document, links to other local PDF documents, 
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   945
	and URL links to pages on the web. Some examples:
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jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
   946
4486
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robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   947
	Web links::
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   948
4486
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robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   949
		<link href="http://www.reportlab.com/">ReportLab<link>
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   950
4486
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robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   951
	Internal link to current PDF document::
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   952
4486
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robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   953
		<link href="summary">ReportLab<link>
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   954
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   955
	External link to a PDF document on the local filesystem::
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   956
4486
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robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   957
		<link href="pdf:c:/john/report.pdf">ReportLab<link>
3054
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jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
   958
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   959
  * Improved wrapping support:
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   960
	Support for wrapping arbitrary sequence of flowables around an image, 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   961
	using reportlab.platypus.flowables.ImageAndFlowables (similar to 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   962
	ParagraphAndImage).
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   963
  * `KeepInFrame`:
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   964
	Sometimes the length of a piece of text you'd like to include in a 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   965
	fixed piece of page "real estate" is not guaranteed to be constrained to a 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   966
	fixed maximum length. In these cases, KeepInFrame allows you to specify an 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   967
	appropriate action to take when the text is too long for the space allocated 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   968
	for it. In particular, it can shrink the text to fit, mask (truncate) 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   969
	overflowing text, allow the text to overflow into the rest of the document, or 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   970
	raise an error.
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   971
  * Improved convenience features for inserting unicode symbols and other 
b6e6338eed55 update changelog [to markdown]
Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   972
  characters:
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   973
	`<unichar/>` lets you conveniently insert unicode characters using the 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   974
	standard long name or code point. Characters inserted with the `<greek>` tags 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   975
	(e.g. `<greek>lambda</greek>`) or corresponding entity references (e.g. &lambda;) 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   976
	support arbitrary fonts (rather than only Zapf Dingbats).
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   977
  * Table spans and splitting improved:
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   978
	Cell spanning in tables used to go wrong sometimes when the table split 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   979
	over a page. We believe this is improved, although there are so many table 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   980
	features that it's hard to define correct behaviour in all cases.
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   981
  * `KeepWithNext` improved:
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   982
	Paragraph styles have long had an attribute keepWithNext, but this was 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   983
	buggy when set to True. We believe this is fixed now. keepWithNext is important 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   984
	for widows and orphans control; you typically set it to True on headings, to 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   985
	ensure at least one paragraph appears after the heading and that you don't get 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   986
	headings alone at the bottom of a column. 
3054
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jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
   987
4205
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4204
diff changeset
   988
#### Graphics
4204
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
   989
  * Barcodes:
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   990
	The barcode package has been added to the standard reportlab 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   991
	toolkit distribution (it used to live separately in our contributions area). It 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   992
	has also seen fairly extensive reworking for production use in a recent 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   993
	project. These changes include adding support for the standard European EAN 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   994
	barcodes (EAN 8 and EAN13).
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
   995
  * Improvements to Legending:
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   996
	Instead of manual placement, there is now a attachment point (N, 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   997
	S, E, W, etc.), so that the legend is always automatically positioned correctly 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   998
	relative to the chart. Swatches (the small sample squares of colour / pattern 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
   999
	fill sometimes displayed in the legend) can now be automatically created from 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1000
	the graph data. Legends can now have automatically-computed totals (useful for 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1001
	financial applications).
4204
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parents: 4201
diff changeset
  1002
  * More and better ways to place piechart labels:
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1003
	New smart algorithms for automatic pie chart label positioning 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1004
	have been added. You can now produce nice-looking labels without manual 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1005
	positioning even for awkward cases in big runs of charts.
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
  1006
  * Adjustable piechart slice ordering:
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1007
	For example. pie charts with lots of small slices can be 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1008
	configured to alternate thin and thick slices to help the label placement 
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1009
	algorithm work better.
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
  1010
  * Improved spiderplots
3054
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jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
  1011
4205
73ab083a354a minor edits to change log
Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4204
diff changeset
  1012
#### Noteworthy bug fixes
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
  1013
  * Fixes to TTF splitting (patch from Albertas Agejevas):
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1014
	This affected some documents using font subsetting
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
  1015
  * Tables with spans improved splitting:
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1016
	Splitting of tables across pages did not work correctly when the table had
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1017
	row/column spans
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
  1018
  * Fix runtime error affecting keepWithNext
b6e6338eed55 update changelog [to markdown]
Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
  1019
3054
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jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
  1020
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
  1021
Older releases
b6e6338eed55 update changelog [to markdown]
Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
  1022
--------------
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jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
  1023
4204
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Ricardo Mendonca <ricardo@reportlab.com>
parents: 4201
diff changeset
  1024
Please refer to subversion backlogs for a low level change list
3054
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jonas
parents: 2982
diff changeset
  1025
4486
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1026
	RELEASE 1.20 at 18:00 GMT  25/Nov/2004
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1027
	RELEASE 1.19 at 18:00 GMT  21/Jan/2004
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1028
	RELEASE 1.18 at 12:00 GMT  9/Jul/2003
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1029
	RELEASE 1.17 at 16:00 GMT  3/Jan/2003
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1030
	RELEASE 1.16 at 16:00 GMT  7/Nov/2002
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1031
	RELEASE 1.15 at 14:00 GMT  9/Aug/2002
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1032
	RELEASE 1.14 at 18:00 GMT 28/May/2002
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1033
	RELEASE 1.13 at 15:00 GMT 27/March/2002
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1034
	RELEASE 1.12 at 17:00 GMT 28/February/2002
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1035
	RELEASE 1.11 at 14:00 GMT 12/December/2001
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1036
	RELEASE 1.10 at 14:00 GMT 06/November/2001
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1037
	RELEASE 1.09 at 14:00 BST 13/August/2001
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1038
	RELEASE 1.08 at 12:00 BST 19/June/2001
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1039
	RELEASE 1.07 at 11:54 BST 2001/05/02
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1040
	RELEASE 1.06 at 14:00 BST 2001/03/30
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1041
	RELEASE 1.03 on 2001/02/09
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1042
	RELEASE 1.02 on 2000/12/11
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1043
	RELEASE 1.01 on 2000/10/10
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1044
	RELEASE 1.00 on 2000/07/20
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1045
	RELEASE 0.95 on 2000/07/14
b5673e9d2876 fix frame background stroking for the container case. version --> 3.5.16
robin <robin@reportlab.com>
parents: 4483
diff changeset
  1046
	RELEASE 0.94 on 2000/06/20