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

Michael Norrish Michael.Norrish at nicta.com.au
Tue Oct 11 07:12:26 CEST 2011

On 11/10/11 13:18, wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wrote:
> 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.

If I want to use taffybar on top of my Ubuntu 10.10 xmonad, what am I going to need to do/install?

When I git clone the specified repo, I get sources but there are no instructions on how to build them.


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