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Date:      Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:47:33 -0600
From:      Bigby James <>
Cc:        alpachi <>
Subject:   Re: How to use two kinds of fonts in x11-wm/dwm bar?
Message-ID:  <20150124164733.GA1669@workbox.Home>
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> After this, I set the default font to monospace in Firefox and test - it's
> ok. When I reinstall dwm, the default font of dwm changes to Terminus, but
> all chars that should use Noto, like CJK chars, can't display correctly -
> they display as many solid blocks.

The short answer is that you can only have one font in the dwm statusline.
There's a patch that allows you to use multiple TTF fonts, which a) you'll have
to apply yourself using patch(1); and b) is incompatible with the XFT patch.[1]
It also heavily modifies the dwm source code, so any other patches you wish to
apply afterward will almost certainly have to be applied manually (using a text
editor to paste in the diff).

If you're seeing Terminus in the statusline after reinstalling dwm, then you
likely overwrote your modified source with the default source during
reinstallation. That's the only explanation I can see for your font changing
to the default without you modifying the config file.


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