Adjusted themes for UTF-8 compliance

below are some of my modest attempts:
Download page (Note: these themes do not use font-aliases and are not from this site. /Don)

"Lave" have a fixed border and the rest are reconfigured to use the default fonts (symlinks). It's enough to point this symlinks to the DejaVu fonts (for example) to eliminate all UTF-8 related issues.

all of this is done because "fonts.xft.cfg" simply doesn't work and no correct symbols are displayed for my locale.


Best practice is to use font-aliases.

If the default fonts don't work for you "out of the box" then you can change them without having to modify themes by including your own font-alias configuration file.

See the font alias instructions for a full overview.

A quick example for overriding system fonts with your own *.ttf file would be:

cp TheFont.ttf $EROOT/fonts/
cp $EROOT/config/fonts.cfg ~/.e16/myfont.cfg

.. edit ~/.e16/myfont.cfg with desired font/size settings ..

eesh set theme.font_cfg myfont.cfg
eesh set theme.use_alt_font_cfg 1
eesh restart

Overriding XFT and Pango fonts are even easier. Just copy either fonts.xft.cfg or fonts.pango.cfg (depending on what your using) from the $EROOT/config directory to ~/.e16 and edit to taste then restart e16.