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

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 16:50:29 -0400

On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 10:40:27PM +0200, Arian Kuschki wrote:
>Excerpts from Connor Lane Smith's message of 2010-09-01 21:33:23 +0200:
>> 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. :)
>great news, glad to hear there is a like-minded soul here with the
>programming chops to actually make stuff happen!

I suspect that it's more the fact that nearly every method of
rendering fonts on X11 supports variable width fonts by default,
and requires significantly more effort not to support them than

Kris Maglione
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned
my contempt.  He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for
him the spinal cord would suffice.
	--Albert Einstein
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