Re: [dev] dmenu and unicode

From: Dmitrij D. Czarkoff <>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 03:40:09 +0100

fREW Schmidt said:
> > Just choose proper font, eg.:
> >
> > perl -E'binmode(STDOUT, ":encoding(UTF-8)"); say "\N{HEAVY BLACK HEART}"' | dmenu -fn "-*-dejavu sans mono-medium-r-normal-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1"
> >
> Shoot; I don't have that font. Is there a handy way to find out which
> fonts I have that work for this stuff?

You can use xfontsel (interactive) or fslsfonts (non-interactive) to
check for iso10646-1 fonts. Once you have a list you may want to try
several fonts with xfd to see whether they have the symbols you need.

FWIW I just can't believe you don't have dejavu fonts - they appear to
be included basicly with every Unix-like system these days.

Dmitrij D. Czarkoff
Received on Sat Mar 22 2014 - 03:40:09 CET

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