To display nice looking icons on the bar, the above mentioned themes use the Material Icons, by setting:
content = <- here is the character icon
As you can see above, stackoverflow does not render the character properly.
My problem is two-fold:
- my text editors don't render the fonts properly either (I use SublimeText 3 and Vim): I see either a square or a blank. Not easy to know without launching Polybar what is the icon that is set.
- if I want to use a new icon, I don't know how to type it. Should I copy/paste it? From where? Should I use a tool such as CharMap? And then, how do I insert the unicode in the text editor?
Information on the character show above
U+E1BD - No such unicode character name in database UTF-8: ee 86 bd UTF-16BE: e1bd Decimal:  () Uppercase: U+E1BD Category: Co (Other, Private Use) Bidi: L (Left-to-Right)
Icon can be found here: https://material.io/tools/icons/?icon=widgets&style=baseline
I am using
- OS: Antergos -> Arch
- vim: in a urxvt terminal