Good Terminal for X?
swell.k at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 15:53:48 UTC 2010
Chip Camden <sterling at camdensoftware.com> writes:
> Quoth Roland Smith on Friday, 06 August 2010:
>> On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 03:12:11AM -0500, Depo Catcher wrote:
>> > I use Icewm, so don't want to install all that kde/gnome
>> > libs/dependencies and such to get konsole or gnome-console (but both are
>> > nice)
>> > xterm does display some things correctly (like sysinstall type command
>> > line GUIs).
>> Try x11/rxvt-unicode. It doesn't require Gnome nor KDE libraries, and it does
>> handle unicode well. It's a lot lighter than xterm. And it has transparancy or
>> backgrounds if you like that.
> On the subject of unicode, can anyone recommend a good terminal font that
> includes all (or most) unicode characters?
If I'm not mistaken unicode coverage can be achieved by combining several
fonts using fontconfig. The good start would be to combine DejaVu Sans Mono
with some CJK font of your choice.
 This is where xterm sucks, it can only use normal + double-width font.
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