Re: [dev] dwm taskbar icons via pcf font

From: Andrew Hills <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 10:20:05 -0400

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Le Tian <> wrote:
> This method seems pretty nice, but somehow I still can't make my modified
> font icons work, I made an icon under 0045 index, that replaced "E" letter,
> but after setting the font in xterm via "setfont
> /usr/share/fonts/myfancyfont.pcf.gz" and running echo -e "\x45", I still get
> an "E" letter, as if nothing had been modified..(scratch).

setfont is for VGA consoles, not xterm. Use `xset q' to ensure the
font is on your font path and launch `xterm -fn [long-x-font-name]' to
test it. You may want to use xfontsel instead, as that will let you
browse the X server's available fonts.

--Andrew Hills
Received on Wed May 18 2011 - 16:20:05 CEST

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