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README.ohsnap 3.4KB

Ohsnap is a monospaced bitmap font based on Artwiz Snap (

There are ISO8859-1 versions, versions with status icons, consolefonts and I started working on ISO10646-1 versions. All have bold too.
There are four sizes now: 6x11, 7x12, 6x13 and 7x14.

each size has 8 fonts, for example:
ohsnap6x11r.pcf (6x11 medium iso8859-1)
ohsnap6x11b.pcf (6x11 bold iso8859-1)
ohsnap6x11r.icons.pcf (6x11 medium with status icons)
ohsnap6x11b.icons.pcf (6x11 bold with status icons)
ohsnapu6x11r.pcf (6x11 medium iso10646-1)
ohsnapu6x11b.pcf (6x11 bold iso10646-1)
ohsnap6x11r.psfu (6x11 medium consolefont)
ohsnap6x11b.psfu (6x11 bold consolefont)

You can use xfontsel to get the full names.

To install manually system-wide, copy the .pcf files to /usr/share/fonts/local and the .psfu files to /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts.

Then do:
sudo fc-cache -fs
sudo mkfontscale /usr/share/fonts/local
sudo mkfontdir /usr/share/fonts/local

And make sure you have something like this in your .xinitrc:
xset +fp /usr/share/fonts/local
xset fp rehash

I would recommend trying to use the ISO10646-1 versions first and use the ISO8859-1 versions as fallback.

To use the ISO10646-1:

For the ISO8859-1:

The icon versions have status "icons" that I drew into the font. The inspiration for the icons came from lokaltog ( and his post in the dwm
( hackers thread on the Arch Linux forums (

To use the icon versions:

You can use xfd to view the font. (xfd -fn -misc-ohsnap.icons-medium-r-normal--11-79-100-100-c-60-iso8859-1)

From a terminal, you can do something like:
echo -e '\xB7' to display a clock icon for example and then copy the output to a script or your config.h.

You can also use pcf2bdf to convert the .pcf fonts to .bdf and then use gbdfed ( to view and edit the font.
To convert from .pcf to .bdf: (pcf2bdf -o ohsnap6x11r.bdf ohsnap6x11r.pcf).
Then use bdftopcf to convert it back: (bdftopcf -o ohsnap6x11r.pcf ohsnap6x11r.bdf).

You can check out the ohsnap thread on the forums ( for screenshots and discussion.

A better solution for icons (at least for dwm, which I originally made these for) might be to use stlarch_font (
See the README.stlarch for more info.

To try the consolefont, you can do: setfont ohsnap6x11r for example. See your distros documentation for a more permanent solution.

Created by stlarch (

Released under GPLv2 license. (

Changes in version 1.7.5: Added consolefonts and ISO10646-1 versions and dropped the 8x15 and 8x17 sizes.

Changes in version 1.7.6: Fixes.

Changes in version 1.7.7: A few more fixes to the 6x11 bold.

Changes in version 1.7.8: A couple fixes to the iso10646-1 versions.

Changes in version 1.7.9: Added a new size, 6x13, and a few other changes, mainly to the 7x14.

Changes in version 1.8.0: Fixed the mapping table on the consolefonts.