Re: [dev] multiple fonts in wmii

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 02:01:15 -0500

On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 08:52:39AM +0200, Yuval Hager wrote:
>Hi there,
>Can wmii support multiple fonts? This way if glyphs are not found in the
>first font, the next one is being searched.
>I am looking for some functionality along the lines of
>(yes, this link actually works).
>Most fonts do not contain the glyphs for my native language, so I am ending
>up with blank squares instead. If I modify wmii font to one that contains
>native glyphs, the latin letters are just ugly..
>OTOH, shouldn't fontconfig do this (select matching fonts by language) by
>default? it obviously is not the case in my setup, and I couldn't find any
>docs on how to make this work the way I expect it to.

wmii supports multiple fonts in exactly the same way as rxvt.
Just list them separated by commas. If you want fontconfig,
prefix the font string with xft:, otherwise you get regular X11
fontsets, which have atrocious unicode support.

Kris Maglione
The tragedy of modern war is not so much that young men die but that
they die fighting each other, instead of their real enemies back home
in the capitals.
	--Edward Abbey
Received on Mon Nov 02 2009 - 07:01:15 UTC

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