Re: [dwm] dwm + xft

From: Donald Chai <>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 01:54:15 -0700

On Sep 12, 2008, at 1:38 AM, Antoni Grzymala wrote:

> Donald Chai dixit (2008-09-11, 22:34):
>> Just specify multiple font patterns in config.h, separated by commas:
>> static const char font[] =
>> "-*-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-*,-*-ukai-*-r-normal--*-
>> *-*-*-*-*"
>> ;
> What does this syntax actually mean? Does it mean that X will look for
> glyphs in the following two fonts and stop whenever it will find a
> font
> with a necessary glyph?

Yes, basically. The manpage for XCreateFontSet provides more details.
(I only figured this out yesterday after I already implemented my
pango patch.)

I hope gets fixed.

Caveat: if any of the patterns doesn't exist on the system, X may
just revert to some default. E.g. I tried font[] = "-*-terminus-*-*-*-
*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-*,-*-ukai-*-r-normal--*-*-*-*-*-*" and I think X
completely ignored 'ukai' because I don't have 'terminus' on my system.

Filippo, if you're listening:
This probably would be good to put in
Received on Fri Sep 12 2008 - 08:54:15 UTC

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