[xmonad] Bug with ghc's XFT binding?
songcq at gmail.com
Tue May 19 21:22:52 EDT 2009
in item3 of my set up, "xft:monospace-6" is a xft font family, which includes all monospace fonts. if the XFT binding works well, the program should find monospace font for each language individually. but now it cannot find the monospace font for chinese, that's why im saying there is something wrong.
On Tue, 19 May 2009, Tony Miller wrote:
> So what you're saying is, the chinese characters display correctly with the
> chinese font, but incorrectly with a non-chinese font. Sounds like
> everything is working to me. ;)
> Unless you are saying that the chinese characters work with the other font
> in programs aside from xmobar?
> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 10:09 PM, Chengqi(Lars) Song <songcq at gmail.com>wrote:
> > hi,
> > I'm using xmobar with xmonad. I found that it's hard to display Chinese
> > characters in xmobar. So I made the following tests:
> > Set up:
> > 1. my system locale is en_US.utf-8
> > 2. my xmobar is compiled with xft and utf8 support
> > 3. in my xmobarrc, the font is set to be "xft:monospace-6"
> > 3. in terminal, I run "cat | xmobar ~/.xmobarrc"
> > The results:
> > 1. English can be displayed well. But all Chinese characters are displayed
> > in squares.
> > 2. If I change the font in xmobarrc to be a Chinese font "xft:SimSun-6",
> > then the display is correct.
> > So I guess it might be a bug of xft binding in ghc's library. Do you have
> > similiar experience in xmobar or someother programs?
> > Regards
> > Lars
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