Re: [dev] hell with the Terminus font?

From: Petr Sabata <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:09:04 +0200

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 11:01:35AM +0300, Le Tian wrote:
> I wonder why does dwm refuse to use terminus font? I get "dwm missing
> fontset" for several locales (if it is somehow related?) and a message that
> dwm failed to load terminus font. Whenever I rebuild dwm for terminus I get
> a crappy default font. Who does use terminus, and whats your config? My
> terminus installed to "/usr/share/fonts/local" and I add this path in
> .xinitrc, so everything should work.
> My default locale is set to utf-8 and I need it as I work with several
> languages.

I have Terminus in /usr/share/fonts/terminus/, my X server uses that (configured
by distribution).

dwm config.def.h:
static const char font[] = "-*-terminus-medium-r-normal-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-*";

And my locale is en_US.UTF-8.

No issues.

Can you see Terminus in xfontsel?

# Petr Sabata

Received on Tue Jun 21 2011 - 10:09:04 CEST

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