Re: [wmii] UTF-8 text issue in wmii-3.6

From: Tobias Brandt <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 00:36:44 +0200

I did some testing and I think I now understand what's happening here.
Apparantly there are no Kana/Kanji/Hangul in the font I used
(-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1), only
half-width Kana (wich are used by WMII as replacement for the full ones).
Xterm automatically takes the necessary double-width glyphs from
-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-120-iso10646-1 if in
UTF-8 mode. WMII seems not to do this.
I also tried the unicode version of Microsoft's Arial, wich covers most
asian scripts, and it worked.
Is it possible to tell WMII to switch to the double-width fixed font if
needed? Or do I have to try to make a new font out of the two fixed?

sqweek schrieb:
> Hey guys,
> I still don't know what the problem is here, but I've heard that it
> can be caused by some X locale funkiness. Apparently using this
> version can help:
> Oh hm, but you have japanese rendered, so maybe it's something
> different. Tobias, you said "the same font" works in a terminal, how
> do you know this? What terminal, what font?
> -sqweek
>>> Thomas Gallen schrieb:
>>>> Yeah...this is unfortunately still around... As a fellow user of foreign
>>>> languages with WMII, I'm going to guess the problem you're refering to
>>>> is this:

Tobias Brandt
Received on Tue Jul 29 2008 - 22:36:44 UTC

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