Re: [dwm] [PATCH] Xft support for dmenu

From: Antoni Grzymala <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 21:23:23 +0100

Alexander Polakov dixit (2008-02-10, 03:33):

> > The previous email made me wonder, as I always thought I don't have
> > problems with displaying UTF-8 characters with the bitmat font (given
> > correct encoding, like: -misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1, but
> > I just checked and in fact it does *not* work, so maybe it's a subject
> > that should be looked into in mainline dwm/dmenu code.
> >
> Please try this recipe, it helped me some time ago (don't forget about
> a backup):
> wget
> rpm2tar xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-30.3.i586.patch.rpm
> tar xf xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-30.3.i586.patch.tar
> cp usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/XLC_LOCALE /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/

Replacing XLC_LOCALE fixed it for me. I remembered I had it working
previously (with a slightly different, yet working XLC_LOCALE, too), but
this file tends to get replaced when new versions of I install new
versions of libX11, and I finally forgot about needing to fix this.

Anyway, perhaps this should be pushed as an upstream fix, what do you

Best regards,


Received on Mon Feb 11 2008 - 21:23:32 UTC

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