Re: [dwm] unicode characters in status

From: Diego Biurrun <>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 11:24:26 +0100

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 08:47:50AM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 08:13:33AM +0100, Sander van Dijk wrote:
> > Not sure about the details, but if I'm not mistaken this has something
> > to do with font 'subsets' (that's probably not the right word). From
> > what I understand, there are some character subsets defined for utf-8,
> > and a font may support some, but not all of them. I believe xterm just
> > uses whatever the font provides, ignoring what it doesn't provide,
> > while dwm discards the font's abilities entirely if it doesn't support
> > all subsets. wmii worked this way too, but was recently patched to
> > allow 'half utf-8 capable' fonts to work.
> >
> > Note that I don't really know what I'm talking about here, this is
> > just what I understood from a thread on the wmii mailinglist, I *may*
> > have gotten it completely wrong.
> I'm not sure if it might solve the problem dmtry noticed, but
> attached patch will enforce to use the specified font even if
> necessary font sets are missing. dmtry let me know if you get
> better results with this patch applied (though I doubt it,

With this patch applied I see no characters at all in the status bar
anymore, just some squares...

> better is to uncomment the missing fontsets reported by dwm in
> your ru_RU.UTF-8/XLC_LOCALE file... but well.

Where would dwm report those? My ~/.xsession-errors is empty..

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