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

From: Connor Lane Smith <>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 20:33:23 +0100

I'm sympathetic with this view, being a lover of typography myself. But
you're in luck! dmenu, dwm, and libdraw already do support variable-width
fonts. My desktop system runs dmenu in Helvetica. :)

On Sep 1, 2010 8:19 PM, "Arian Kuschki" <>

Excerpts from Ethan Grammatikidis's message of 2010-09-01 19:00:17 +0200:

> Connor Lane Smith wrote: > > If someone were to write a simple clean xft
patch for libdraw it coul...
I can't comment on the code complexity, but I do wish there was support
for proportional fonts and other typographical niceties in
terminal/ncurses apps. Not directly related to Xft I guess, but longer
texts (email/rss feeds...) in monospace look rather unpleasant. It would
be awesome if swk could reconcile the simplicity and efficiency of
suckless tools with some basic regard for typography.

Received on Wed Sep 01 2010 - 21:33:23 CEST

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