Re: [dwm] unicode characters in status

From: Anthony Brown <>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 12:41:21 +0100

On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 12:20:00PM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> I'm not sure if something like a -u toggle for dwm and dmenu
> could be considered useful for such people, which has the effect
> to disable the whole locale/UTF-8 handling. But who uses such
> locales still today? Or in other words, who uses a font which is
> not compatible with the locale in use? Shall we ignore the
> problem?


I think the best way to tackle this issue is to point the fonts/locale
issue out in the manpages for dwm and dmenu (or in a readme) so that
people are at least encouraged to look into their font setups before
complaining about dwm. I have had lots of trouble in the past with font
in other WMs and at least with dwm things are relatively simple (if one
is happy with a font like terminus and simple xterms).

I don't think dwm should try to anticipate all possible font/locale
setups. Given that dwm will be used by people who are already happy to
configure and compile it by themselves, they should also be willing to
invest a little effort in getting the fonts right.

Received on Thu Dec 07 2006 - 12:46:15 UTC

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