Re: [dev] [st] st does not show window name for wmctrl

From: Alexander S. <>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:13:08 +0300

2013/11/25 Carlos Torres <>:
>> 2013/11/25 Martti Kühne <>:
>>> How many people commit suicide per year because their application
>>> windows use utf-8 titles?
> I submitted another "simpler patch" that doesn't revert the setting of
> WM_NAME to XStringStyle. Since i don't really have a use case for
> UTF8.
> The simpler patch only adds _NET_WM_NAME, and as
> UTF8_STRING for consistency. which wmctrl works with. (not that this
> fix is solely driven by wmctrl. i wouldn't want it to, i just happend
> to test this on an old st and noticed the difference).
> On 11/25/13, Alexander S. <> wrote:
>> Is it definitely okay to use Xutf8TextListToTextProperty with XStringStyle?
> i didn't think about that to be honest, but i did think about the flame
> possibly ignited by breaking the peoples st title when they use utf8...
Well, st once couldn't handle "umlauts" (as in, all utf-8) in title,
which was very frustrating to use with... well, any window manager (I
managed to configure dwm for itf-8 without using xft), and easy enough
to fix. I get to use utf-8 quite often.
I am ambivalent about not setting WM_NAME at all. This is a standard
thing to set. This is a thing on which DWM can match windows, if I'm
not mixing anything up.

Best regards,
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