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XelKarin
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:45 pm    Post subject: Recommended terminal fonts Reply with quote

So recent versions of xterm in unstable have implemented UTF-8 fallback, where it will use the user specified default font, but search for and use other fonts for codepoints the default doesn't define.

The font I've used for a while now is mononoki, but recently while trying to use the weechat url_hint plugin, I found the mononoki font seems to define superscript 1, 2, 3 codepoints but doesn't provide glyphs, preventing those from being overridden by other fonts.

You can see the issue in the following image at line 71.
https://ibb.co/SXVfzKd

The font hasn't been maintained in a while and I'm not sure how to fix it myself. I was wondering if anyone has any similar fonts to recommend.
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mike155
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite terminal font is Source Code Pro. Although I usually use konsole, I just started xterm
Code:
xterm -fa 'Source Code Pro' -fs 10

The xterm window was able to display all 10 superscript numbers shown in your screenshot.
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etnull
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a lot of such round fonts out there, they all look kind of similar, you don't like all of them?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually it looks like it was the Linux Libertine font that xterm was pulling in that was causing the problem. I ended up using DejaVu Sans Mono, which I used to use a while back. Trying it again I think I like it better than mononoki, and it provides its own superscript glyphs.
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