[xmonad] Japanese fonts in an XFT xmobar or dzen panel with dynamiclog

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Tue Oct 11 04:18:41 CEST 2011

Quoting Daniel Anderson <dankles at gmail.com>:

> It will render the japanese font if I set my font to be an actual
> japanese font like takao, but I'd like to have my full range of fonts
> work so it will render korean and other characters.
> Anyone know a solution to this? normally with any gtk/qt app, it will
> obey my fontconfig settings, though dzen and xmobar do not.

You will probably have to patch them to add fontconfig support.  
Alternately, consider using taffybar, which is gtk-based and therefore  
probably comes with fontconfig support for free.


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