Menlo font patched to work with Powerline
Latest commit 07e91f6 Dec 19, 2013 Alexander Bertsch Updated

Menlo for Powerline

Menlo font patched to work with Powerline. Menlo's always been may favorite font to use on OS X while programming, but I was annoyed that I couldn't find a properly patched file anywhere. After a bit of trial and error, I managed to create a working version. If you find any errors with the font, please let me know.


1. Double click the font in Find and select "Install this font." It will appear to have some very strange glyphs but will work as intended.

2. If you use MacVim, add the following line to your vimrc:

set guifont=Menlo\ for\ Powerline

3. For use with or iTerm, change your settings according. You should select your font as Menlo for Powerline.

4. Enjoy!


NB: I have not actually tried this, but it should work. I don't have access to a Linux machine, but these commands should be correct.

1. Copy Menlo for Powerline.ttf into your ~/.fonts directory. (Or any X font directory)

$ cp "Menlo for Powerline.ttf" ~/.fonts

2. Update your fonts cache.

$ fc-cache -vf ~/.fonts

If you're in a terminal, you may or may not need to restart all windows before changes take effect.

3. If you use gvim, add the following line to your vimrc:

set guifont=Menlo\ for\ Powerline

4. For use with the terminal, change your settings according.

5. Enjoy!

Bold, Italic, Bold Italic

As far as I know, these extra font styles should work. I've had absolutely not problems with them, however, you may run into an issue. I added them as to provide support for bold, italic, and bold italic fonts within the terminal. Please let me know if you have any issues.