Re: [dwm] unicode characters in status

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 14:39:39 +0100

On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 12:41:21PM +0100, Anthony Brown wrote:
> 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.

Nah, I found the final solution ;) X is capable on its own to
pick up the right font, if no registry is supplied. The
following default should work for all:

#define FONT "fixed-medium-r-normal-*-13-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"

I think it's time for a release...


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