Skip to content


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
Download ZIP


Unable to display Dina bitmap font #44

seschwar opened this Issue · 2 comments

2 participants


I use the Dina font -- obtainable in PCF format for example from -- 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.

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.