Re: use fontconfig and/or libXft

From: Ulric Eriksson <>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 08:36:09 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 6 May 2008, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> Anyone working on siag?

Sometimes. ;-)

> Any plans to use fontconfig and/or libXft?

If time permits.

> As I posted a while ago about siag, pw has same issue:
> $ pw
> Warning: Cannot convert string
> "-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct
> Panic: can't load any fonts!
> I'd prefer that pw/siag didn't hardcode this. Is there any
> configuration to not force this? Or use something else?

Standard X resources, can be modified by the standard mechanisms.
For example, on the command line:

pw -xrm '*font:*times-medium-i*12*'

You can use the (ugly) program xfontsel to see which fonts are
available on your computer.

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