Re: [dev] dwm taskbar icons via pcf font

From: Robert Ransom <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 12:19:10 -0700

On Tue, 17 May 2011 20:45:17 +0300
Le Tian <> wrote:

> Recently I've bumped into a thread with a nice solution to takbar icons in
> dwm via editing any pcf font. So I converted pcf to bdf and with gbdfed util
> created some new icons. After that I reconverted new bdf font to pcf and put
> it into a font folder, after that I modified my config.h so it grabbed this
> fancy font of mine. Then I edited my config script for a dwm taskbar by
> adding my icons index numbers
> like this:
> cpu_str=$(echo -e cpu:'\0000')
> 0000 is my first icon number in the font table in gbdfed, but that do not
> work, so I'm asking now if I am wrong with syntax, how do I point to these
> icons that I created?

You probably won't be able to display character 0, because most C
programs use that to indicate the end of a string.

Robert Ransom

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