Re: [dev] [st] font fallback

From: Quentin Rameau <>
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 18:24:13 +0200

> Hello,

Hello Hadrien,

> I'm trying view Japanese text but I don't manage to. Here's what I do
> with urxvt (it works):
> $ urxvt -fn "xft:xos4 Terminus:size=12,xft:Misc Fixed:size=11"
> with st (it doesn't; I get blank spaces or squares):
> $ st -f "xos4 Terminus:size=12,Misc Fixed Wide:size=11"
> Am I doing something wrong?

As you can read in config.h, the string is called “font”, not “fonts”.
And so, st doesn't work with fallback fonts, this is something
fontconfig should do for you, there is the configuration to make.

Until further progress on replacing this bloated font management.

— Quentin
Received on Sun Sep 03 2017 - 18:24:13 CEST

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