Re: [dev] [PATCH] Measure the single advance width with a heuristic method

From: Ryusei Yamaguchi <>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2016 00:20:09 +0900

On 2016/03/07 22:53, Christoph Lohmann wrote:
> Please give me more context, like a screenshot before and after and why this
> can't be fixed in fontconfig itself. This would be yet another fontconfig API
> hack in st.

Step to Reproduce:
   1. Install M+ 1m from
      (or "sudo apt-get install fonts-mplus" in Debian)
   2. Run ./st -f "M+ 1m"

This issue isn't reproduced with only "M+ 1m" but other dual-width
fonts, such as "TakaoGothic" (fonts-takao-gothic in Debian).

GNOME VTE and Emacs also use such kind of hack.[1][2]


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