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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: URxvt/XTerm + powerlinefont/fontawesome Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I have i3 urxvt or xterm, zith powerline font not working, but in xfce4-terminal work like a charm ^^

So, I have try rxvt-unicode v 9.21, 9.22r5 with USE="unicode vanilla xft 256-color", but unable wokring with powerline or awesomefont

so, here's my .Xressources:


! Tuning URxvt
  2 URxvt*font:                     xft:DejaVu Sans Mono for Powerline:size=10,     xft:PowerlineSymbols:size=10,xft:terminesspowerline:size=10
  3 XTerm*facename:                 DejaVu Sans Mono for Powerline
  4 XTerm*facesize:                 10
  5 URxvt.letterSpace:              True
  6 URxvt*jumpScroll:               True
  7 URxvt*cursorColor:              white
  8 URxvt*loginShell:               False
  9 URxvt*visualBell:               False
 10 URxvt*scrollBar:                False
 11 URxvt*scrollTtyOutput:          False
 12 URxvt*scrollTtyKeypress:        True
 13 URxvt*scrollWithBuffer:         True
 14 URxvt*cursorBlink:              False
 15 URxvt*saveLines:                1000
 16 URxvt*internalBorder:           0
 17 URxvt*borderLess:               False
 18 URxvt*urlLauncher:              firefox
 19 URxvt*termName:                 xterm-256color

fontawesome and powerline from emerge

 ~ eix fontawesome
[I] media-fonts/fontawesome
     Available versions:  (~)4.7.0(0/4) [M]~5.0.4(0/5) {X +otf +ttf}
     Installed versions:  4.7.0(09:21:25 AM 02/06/2018)(X otf ttf)
     Description:         The iconic font

➜  ~ equery u fontawesome
[ Legend : U - final flag setting for installation]
[        : I - package is installed with flag     ]
[ Colors : set, unset                             ]
 * Found these USE flags for media-fonts/fontawesome-4.7.0:
 U I
 + + X   : Add support for X11
 + + otf : Install the OpenType version of the font
 + + ttf : Install the TrueType version of the font
➜  ~

powerline-font and symbols

➜  ~ eix powerline
* app-misc/powerline [1]
     Available versions:  (~)2.6 **9999-r20 {awesome bash busybox dash doc extra fish fonts man mksh qtile rc test tmux vim zsh PYTHON_TARGETS="pypy pypy3 python2_7 python3_4 python3_5 python3_6"}
     Description:         Python-based statusline/prompt utility

* app-vim/powerline-vim [1]
     Available versions:  (~)2.6 **9999
     Description:         Vim plugin for Python-based Powerline

[I] media-fonts/powerline-fonts [1]
     Available versions:  (~)9999-r2 {X anonymouspro dejavusansmono droidsansmono inconsolata inconsolatadz liberationmono meslo sourcecodepro terminus_pcf ubuntumono}
     Installed versions:  9999-r2(04:53:17 PM 02/11/2018)(X dejavusansmono -anonymouspro -droidsansmono -inconsolata -inconsolatadz -liberationmono -meslo -sourcecodepro -terminus_pcf -ubuntumono)
     Description:         Monospaced fonts pre-patched with Powerline symbols

[I] media-fonts/powerline-symbols
     Available versions:  ~9999[1] 20150224 {X}
     Installed versions:  20150224(09:29:42 AM 02/06/2018)(X)
     Description:         OpenType Unicode font containing only Powerline-specific symbols.

[1] "raiagent" /var/lib/layman/raiagent

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I just want to make fontawesome and powerline work's with urxvt or xterm but no with xfce4-terminal (heavy terminal)

Anyone got an idea?
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