Re: [dwm] dwm-2.6 / dmenu-1.6

From: Christian Garbs <>
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 11:45:21 +0100

On Sat, Dec 09, 2006 at 10:21:45AM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:

> Thus, I ask: are you sure you use a UTF-8 capable locale in your
> setup?

Yes, I am sure, because `locale` says "de_DE.UTF-8" all over the place
and I'm capable of using both Japanese and German at the same time.
This is AFAIK only possible in UTF8 environments.

When I'm doing something like this:

$ xtermset -T "こんばんわ and äöüß"

it only worked for me after changing Xmb* to Xutf8*.


PS: I was looking at the string-length calculations in drawStatus() -
    they always assume that one character is one byte long, which is
    not true for UTF8. But up to now everything somehow worked fine
    nevertheless - when I browse, the window
    title gets correctly cropped with "..." at the end. I don't know
    why it works (it could somehow create "half" multibyte characters),
    but as long as it works, I'll account it to magic and be happy :-)

He began to cry, unashamed. (Real men don't need to be ashamed.)
             (The Long Road - Book Two of Undocumented Features)
Received on Sat Dec 09 2006 - 11:48:00 UTC

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