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#1 2012-10-10 19:06:59

chameleon
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DWM Greek alphabet

How can I easily get Greek alphabet as per;

α β ξ δ ε φ γ η ι

...into my DWM tags.

ie. instead of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9


I have tried a simple copy/paste but this does not take.
How would I set this up in config.h?
Any tips most welcome.

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#2 2012-10-10 20:31:15

el_koraco
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

Copy paste? You need to change this in config.h

/* tagging */
static const char *tags[] = { "Surf", "Term", "Film", "Work", "Read", "Misc" };

And recompile, of course.

IT would be:

/* tagging */
static const char *tags[] = { "α", "β"};

up to any letter you want.

Last edited by el_koraco (2012-10-10 20:33:15)

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#3 2012-10-10 23:27:50

chameleon
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

@el_koraco
Thanks for the input...much appreciated...but how do I get the Greek letters from my UK keyboard?

Are there some special ALT keyboard commands from a UK keyboard?

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#4 2012-10-11 07:39:35

el_koraco
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

setxkbmap gr

And then

setxkbmap uk

to switch back.

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#5 2012-10-11 11:30:23

chameleon
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

@el_koraco

Thanks for the input.
Your suggestion works to get the Greek letters into DWM config.h.
However after I change back to UK keyboard I am left with this;

2012_10_11_132626_319x17_scrot.jpg

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#6 2012-10-11 11:38:12

el_koraco
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

Then maybe try to find the ASCI codes for the Greek letters?

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#7 2012-10-11 12:06:27

chameleon
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

Hmm...
ALT 224 = 'alpha' but therein lies a problem with the ALT key defined as MOD key in DWM.
I tried recompiling DWM to set the MOD key to winblows key but still I can't get the ALT key+224 to show the 'alpha' letter...

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#8 2012-10-11 12:48:00

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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

You can print characters in the terminal using printf '\x$asci', where $asci is the number. However, it won't read anything above 99 in my case.


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#9 2012-10-11 13:09:37

xaos52
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

/* tagging */
static const char *tags[] = { "α", "β"};

I dont think what you are asking is possible without changing the program, so that it can handle unicode characters.
There are no greek letters in ASCII table, see http://www.asciitable.com/

Changing the program to handle unicode chars seems to me against the goal of dwm to keep it as small and versatile as possible.

hth

Last edited by xaos52 (2012-10-11 13:15:38)

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#10 2012-10-11 13:31:53

chameleon
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

@xaos52
I am sure you are correct.
Not really important to me...just wanted something a bit different.

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#11 2012-10-11 15:33:19

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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

xaos52 wrote:

against the goal of dwm to keep it as small and versatile as possible.

Isn't that why patches exist? big_smile


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#12 2012-10-11 15:39:19

xaos52
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

^ of course. I havent searched for patches that allow the use of unicode text. Maybe they exist already?
I am not a dwm user. Just had a short look at the sources of the debian version, and saw the char declaration. smile

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#13 2012-10-11 16:33:33

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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

I had greek letters working as tags in unpatched dwm, so I guess it's the font that makes trouble.


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#14 2012-10-11 16:57:00

chameleon
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

@Doomicide
So how did you do that?

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#15 2012-10-11 18:16:02

chameleon
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

OK...given up the Greek idea for now...

2012_10_11_201111_353x17_scrot.jpg

cool

Not that I will ever use 10 tags but...the name is unbeatable wink

Last edited by chameleon (2012-10-11 18:17:28)

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#16 2012-10-11 19:59:18

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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

This was the font iirc: '-*-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-1' Either that or size 13. Here's a screenshot for proof:
tZnVncg


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#17 2012-10-11 20:17:58

chameleon
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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

@Doomicide
Thanks for taking the time.
I will give this a try soon.

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#18 2012-10-11 21:40:51

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Re: DWM Greek alphabet

^No problem, hope you get this working.


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