textwidth and fontstrings

Thorsten Wißmann edu at thorsten-wissmann.de
Thu Mar 24 18:25:45 CET 2022

Hi Franz,

Thanks for using hlwm! :-)

Sorry, for some reason, your attachement textwidth2.c was removed by the
mailing list distributor. For the panel, many people now use barpyrus[1]
which has alignment properties built in, so textwidth is not required
anymore. I only ship the dzen2-based panel.sh with hlwm for
compatibility, but I'd like to restrict the administration work for the
dzen2-panel to a minimum. Since your contribution improves textwidth,
which is part of dzen2, maybe you can try to submit it to the dzen2
project (but I don't know whether there are still people maintaining


[1] https://github.com/t-wissmann/barpyrus

On Wed, Mar 23, 2022, at 19:27 (+0100), Franz Danzi wrote:
> Dear Sirs,
> I really enjoy working with your fine window manager. Thank you!
> Please find the attached c file. This is a modified version of the
> textwidth utility from the dzen2 package. If you use this in your
> panel.sh this would allow you to define a more modern fontstring like so:
> font="Sans:style=condensed:pixelsize=12:antialias=true:autohint=true"
> Kind regards, Franz Danzi
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