Change font in config.h

blame Filippo Erik Negroni about this document

Towards the beginning of config.h, you will find a line defining the variable

static const char font[] = "..."

By using xfontsel, you can produce a font line for the font you would like to be used by dwm when displaying text in the menubar.

For example, to change the font to ‘fixed’, you can change the value of font to:

static const char font[] = "-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-100-100-100-c-60-iso8859-1";

The following patch also produces the same result:

--- a/config.def.h      Mon Jul 28 20:23:16 2008 +0100
+++ b/config.def.h      Mon Jul 28 20:45:27 2008 +0100
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 /* See LICENSE file for copyright and license details. */

 /* appearance */
-static const char font[]            = "-*-terminus-medium-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*";
+static const char font[]            = "-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-100-100-100-c-60-iso8859-1";
 static const char normbordercolor[] = "#cccccc";
 static const char normbgcolor[]     = "#cccccc";
 static const char normfgcolor[]     = "#000000";