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How to use the default font used by i3 status bar in the terminal emulator

asked 2015-06-18 15:13:24 +0000

a_flamethrowing_duck gravatar image

updated 2015-06-18 15:39:05 +0000

I really like the font, i3 uses in the bottom status bar and want to use it in my terminal, but I can't figure out which font is used.

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answered 2015-06-18 21:03:34 +0000

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grep font /etc/i3/config
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While this should work in most cases without user configuration, it is not fool proof. i3 looks for a configuration in 4 locations, two of them depend on a environment variable. You can use `i3 -C -V` to see which file i3 actually uses.

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2015-06-19 06:14:38 +0000 )edit

OP obviously didn't configure their own font, otherwise they'd know which one it is. This question was about which i3 uses per default, imho.

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-06-19 13:13:37 +0000 )edit

I am not sure if there are any packages/distributions configured that way, but i3 does also look in `/etc/xdg/i3/config` (or rather `$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/i3/config`) for its configuration. Even before it looks for `~/.i3/config` or `/etc/i3/config`. So it may also get its configuration from there.

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2015-06-21 22:10:04 +0000 )edit

Yes, but again, this doesn't matter here. We are talking about the default configuration, not the user configuration.

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-06-23 08:03:40 +0000 )edit

:) `/etc/xdg/i3/config` would not be the user configuration. But as I said, I do not know, if it is actually used as default configuration by any package maintainer. So yes, your answer works for all default configurations I know about and I was just nitpicking. I am shutting up now. +1 from me.

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2015-06-24 10:21:30 +0000 )edit

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