Re: [dwm] Font recomendation to get unicode in statusbar?

From: Ian Daniher <>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 06:41:40 -0400

The "Fixed" font is superb. For unicode I've had great luck with
-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-13-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-* which has flawless
greek support as well as support for a variety of arrows, miscellaneous and
technical glyphs. I discovered the fixed font after I decided I wanted to
take notes for physics class on my laptop. I have also written a handy
script that utalizes dmenu and a hierarchical file format to browse, select,
and copy unicode charecters to the keyboard. I'll post the script to the
list in the near future.

IT Daniher
On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 6:00 AM, Szabolcs Nagy <> wrote:
> On 4/17/09, Preben Randhol <> wrote:
> > Problem is that fixed font in xterm looks nice, but in the status bar
> > it looks ugly for Greek language. the letters are both bold and italic.
> > How do you define font[] ?
> you are right greek looks ugly here as well
> maybe the XCreateFontSet() + XmbDrawString() approach is not optimal
> and XLoadQueryFont() + XDrawString16() should be used..
> someone should figure out how fonts, encodings and locales work in X
Received on Sat Apr 18 2009 - 10:41:40 UTC

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