Re: [dev] dwm taskbar icons via pcf font

From: Le Tian <>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 12:07:54 -0400

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM, pancake <> wrote:

> yay. this windings approach looks cool. Can you explain in a wiki/web
> the steps to create such font file, and how to do your setup?
> i will probably not use it.. but i think it can be useful for things like
> swk or dzen.
> at least it simplifies a lot the image support with X api..
> --pancake
> On 05/19/2011 03:28 PM, Andrew Hills wrote:
>> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 4:50 AM, Le Tian<> wrote:
>>> yes, I checked this and when I "xterm -fn
>>> /usr/share/fonts/my_fancy_font.pcf.gz"; "echo -e "\xA1"" to get my custom
>>> icon, I get a (?) sign, so as it looks like impossible for xterm to show
>>> the
>>> value of "A1"(that is my icon index number).
>> No, you can't use the path to the font. You need to add it to the font
>> path in X and then reference it BY NAME. Set the name when you edit
>> the font, do the xset commands I listed earlier, and try again. If you
>> name your font "myfancyfont", for example, you should be able to refer
>> to it as -*-myfancyfont-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* in xfontsel. If you
>> can't do that, you won't be able to use your font at all outside of
>> the font editor.
>> --Andrew Hills
>> to pancake:
> As soon as I will make it myself, I will. This is not my method. It was
> advised by a nice guy on one of the arch forum threads.
   here is a link:

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