Re: [dev] [st] Font issues

From: Le Tian <>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 09:28:14 -0400

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 9:08 AM, Bryan Bennett <> wrote:

> I'm attempting to get st to use Dina as it's font. At first, I couldn't get
> st to read the font at all (it would die upon launching, saying it couldn't
> find the font), but I've had issues with Dina before - the CP1252
> encoding was giving urxvt problems a while back so I re-encoded it
> (to ISO8859-1) and tried again. Now st will launch - but the font looks
> terrible.[1] I've uploaded my config.h[2], but the line that should be the
> problem is:
> #define FONT "-*-dina-medium-r-*-*-13-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
> #define BOLDFONT "-*-dina-bold-r-*-*-13-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
> That font declaration works fine in urxvt, though - so I'm lost. Are there
> obvious changes that need to be made that I'm apparently missing? Is
> there some difference in the way that suckless is doing this that is
> affecting the way fonts are rendered or am I just doing it wrong?
> 1)
> 2)
> I'm sorry won't be able to help much with your issue. But is there any need
to use "st" as a terminal?. I just tried to use it, and it seems like it is
a bit slow at rendering terminus font for ex. in comparison to other
alternatives. And I found that it was buggy with some other fonts too.

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