I use the Dina font -- obtainable in PCF format for example from kernel.org -- with urxvt and dmenu. xmobar 0.14 however is unable to display it and just falls back to the default X11 font fixed.
Until recently I was just using the specification xft:Dina:pixelsize=16 as a workaround. But then I disabled bitmap fonts in fontconfig to prevent Firefox from using them in certain rare cases. Obviously using bitmap fonts via xft: no longer works. But why doesn't -*-dina-medium-r-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-*-* work in the first place? Dmenu, dzen and urxvt have no problem with the font.