Re: [dev] [libdc] default font and unicode

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Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 17:56:10 +0200

* Connor Lane Smith <> [2010-10-01 17:14]:
> On 30 September 2010 10:49, <> wrote:
> > The attached tiny patch selects a fixed font aware of unicode and works for
> > me.
> I'm not sure what to do here, since the font you specified is in fact
> different, and I doubt it's standard.

It is different in so far that it is a font from the fixed family and it is
aware of some more characters than others from the family, isn't it? Can't
say anything on standards apart from that it works for me on Arch and
Debian at home and on Ubuntu at work.

> Keeping it as "fixed" seems the
> safest for now; it's unicode-aware on Debian at least (only since
> libdc), and you can always overload with '-fn'.

Sure. I don't have a problem with that. This was my way to write the proper
font once and not on any dmenu invocation.

There should be a way to say iso10646 encoding is the default for whatever
font one is using. Setting e.g. LC_LANG=aomething.UTF8 does not seem to
affect fonts.

If someone happens to know how to do that, pls drop a line.

NOTE: pls read in the patch
I didn't notice any impact, but the latter is the right way.


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