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Unable to display Dina bitmap font #44

seschwar opened this Issue Apr 15, 2012 · 2 comments


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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.


jaor commented Apr 15, 2012

I'll have to investigate, but i have a similar issue with terminus. To
make xmobar find it i need the specification as


Can you try to fill in some the '*' in your dina spec (needless to say,
with their real values, not mine) to see if that works?

Even fully specified like the following dina does not work:


However a minimally specified terminus does work here:

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