Re: [dev] [patch] dmenu - support for xft font rendering

From: Connor Lane Smith <>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 12:36:23 +0100


On Wednesday, September 1, 2010, Alexander Teinum <> wrote:
> I haven't tried it, but nice. I would like to see that in dwm as well.
> Not as a patch that needs to be maintained, but rather as a part of
> dwm. Are the old style X fonts really that much better?

One benefit of using libdraw (which will be used for dmenu 4.2 and dwm
5.9) is that this functionality can be centralised. If someone were to
write a simple clean xft patch for libdraw it could be useful, perhaps
even integrated into mainline.

My personal copy of dwm uses a libdraw back-end, so if someone wants
to take advantage of this (and the bugfixes it brings) just ask and
I'll make a diff.

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