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#1 2013-03-06 11:19:37

X-dark
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urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

Hi,

I want to use a terminal emulator that uses fontconfig. I am pleased with urxvt otherwise. What would be the viable alternatives?

Except for fontconfig support, the requirements are:
- can be run borderless (my WM is xmonad and I don't want to waste space with useless scrollbars)
- URLs must be clickable
- client/server mode would be a good thing but it is not a requirement as long as it starts quickly and does not have huge memory footprint


Cedric Girard

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#2 2013-03-06 11:26:10

jakobcreutzfeldt
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

st is a good choice, if you don't mind not having clickable URLs. It starts quick and uses very little memory and, coming from the suckless camp, it needless to say fits in well with a tiling window manager.

Otherwise, maybe check out Lilyterm

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#3 2013-03-06 11:29:49

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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

I was beat to it on recommending lilyterm.  I use urxvt, but if that ever disappeared I might have to go with Lilyterm.


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#4 2013-03-06 11:38:03

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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

Also termite.
A work in progress, but nice.

Edit: just realised it may not use fontconfig...?

Last edited by skanky (2013-03-06 11:44:31)


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#5 2013-03-06 12:29:39

X-dark
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

OK. Thanks. Trying LilyTerm right now.


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#6 2013-03-07 05:51:42

chuchuqa
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

give a try to sakura

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#7 2013-03-07 12:25:37

Earnestly
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

You want termite. None of these other silly terminal emulators come close.

https://github.com/thestinger/termite

A real config file
URL Hints and URL selection
Command mode (with vim-like key binds)
Scrollback completion
It is VTE based, so you get the harfbuzz+pango font rendering stack configured with fontconfig.

Written by our own Thestinger (TU).

Last edited by Earnestly (2013-03-07 12:29:01)

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#8 2013-03-07 12:55:09

X-dark
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

Well thanks on insisting on termite. Just tested and find it much better than LilyTerm.
I have not explored the command mode yet but my basic requirements are met.


Cedric Girard

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#9 2013-03-07 13:36:14

Earnestly
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

Yup, termite is pretty much the de-facto replacement for urxvt users if you want to use the modern font rendering stack on Linux.

It is sadly not very well known outside of the IRC channel (where it all started).

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#10 2013-03-15 16:46:44

X-dark
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

I have made a blog post about my switch: http://techblog.cedricgirard.com/2013/0 … r-termite/


Cedric Girard

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#11 2013-04-01 13:47:42

Jedipottsy
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

X-dark wrote:

I have made a blog post about my switch: http://techblog.cedricgirard.com/2013/0 … r-termite/

nice, care to share your bash prompt? looks schweet

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#12 2013-04-02 08:31:02

X-dark
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

Not at all. I think I borrowed it elsewhere in the forum.

PS1='\[\033[0;36m\]╔═(\[\033[0m\033[0;36m\]\u\[\033[0m\]@\[\033[0;32m\]\h\[\033[0m\033[0;36m\])────(\[\033[0m\]\t \d\[\033[0;36m\])────(\[\033[0m\]\w\[\033[0;36m\])\n\[\033[0;36m\]╚═══[ \[\033[0m\033[0;36m\]\$\[\033[0m\033[0;36m\]]>\[\033[0m\] '

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#13 2013-04-10 16:25:38

Jedipottsy
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

thanks, its a really nice prompt. Switched to termite but the lack of tabs made me switch back to rxvt

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#14 2013-04-13 19:50:11

lennyt
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Re: urxvt replacement for fontconfig support

Jedipottsy wrote:

thanks, its a really nice prompt. Switched to termite but the lack of tabs made me switch back to rxvt

give tmux or screen a try and you'll never have to use tabs again

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