I'm using an Arch-based Linux distro.
Recently I started a New Ricing for my BSPWM. This time I want to use a bitmap font.
Well I would like a font with glyphs, so I chose Siji.
Previously I used some other bitmap fonts like Cozette, Scientifica, Tamsyn. And found that .otb-format bitmap fonts work fine and as expected. But .bdf (aka the only format Siji is available in) doesn't work. Even if I remove the
70-no-bitmap file (removing that file made .otb fonts work but didn't do anything to .bdf).
Is there any other thing that I need to do to make it work?
I would like to know what could be the problem. What makes .bdf not work but makes .otb work? Is there a way to list all the glyphs in a grid so that I could copy the icons instead of the unicode (eg:
Also I need this so that I could configure Polybar and finish my rice (for any one who doesn't know ricing : its just a term for customizing and making it better and it's used for Linux/Unix customization).
Also is there a way to enter the Unicode (eg: "E0344") in Polybar configuration to display the icon (from one of the font that I have installed and declared in the config) instead of the Unicode text? When I use the Unicode reference (that i copied from material design icons website in Google fonts) and I paste it with
\u, it doesn't work and displays
\uE322 instead of the icon.