I'm a Arch and DWM newb and I can't figure out why text is displayed so weird on my screen (see screenshot). Can someone help me with this?enter image description here

  • Is this weird text shown only on your terminal emulator, kitty or to other applications also? You probably need to set the font that kitty uses. Also, do you use any japanese, chinese, arabic locale? It seems like wide multibyte unicode is used, for characters on such locales and encodings.
    – Krackout
    Commented Jul 9, 2020 at 9:09
  • @Krackout I'm using en_US.UTF8 and it's weird in all applications, not only kitty. How would I set the font for kitty? Commented Jul 9, 2020 at 9:14

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Somehow managed to fix it by installing chromium...

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    Probably some fonts were installed as dependencies.
    – Krackout
    Commented Jul 9, 2020 at 9:58

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