You have got to love powerline. At least after you managed to make it work. It was a total pain in the ass and took me around 3 hours.
At first, I installed vim-powerline and tried to use my normal font for programming, DejaVu Sans Mono.
‘fancy’ option (so you have these nice arrow thingies) I
only got utf-8 glyphs. So I needed to patch my font with the
fontpatcher provided by vim-powerline. Well, that did work, but the
arrows where slightly too big for the statusline, so you could see 1
or 2 pixels overlapping. That annoyed the shit out of me, so I tried
patching another font. Didn’t work either.
After, what felt like decades, I decided to use the new powerline and the prepatched fonts.
And then there was the huuuge problem. I couldn’t get the fonts to
work at all. Well, to be honest, I was too stupid the first 30
minutes, but after that…man, a total pain in the ass. I downloaded
.ttf with a
right-click -> save as. And that was WRONG! You need
to click the font and then click on
view RAW. I didn’t know that,
and it didn’t download the real
.ttf fonts. Son of a bitch…
After I figured THAT out, I downloaded the real
.ttf fonts (still
can’t get the .otf ones to work), and placed them into my
folder. Every font, except
sourcecodepro, had these
annoying overlapping pixels. I had every(!) font in the
directory. So the decision was made:
Meslo will be the font of
choice, since it’s almost as good as
DejaVu Sans Mono. Bigger
linespacing and kinda huge dots, but at least no annoying offsite
I removed every other font, except
Meslo, out of the
dir, and then… well…then I don’t know what happened.
work anymore. The font did, but not the glyphs needed for the
'fancy' option in powerline. Thinking ‘WTF?!’ I removed the entire
~/.fonts dir, and installed the font again. Still…it didn’t work.
wat. After installing every other font again, I realized that none
of them worked anymore. What the hell, really.
I spend almost an hour trying to figure out what went wrong, but
couldn’t find it out. But after I tried another completely different
Consolas, also patched for powerline, it worked again. And so
did the other fonts.
Really, fuck you fonts, you’re as annoying as a printer. Send directly out of the deepest pits of hell, just to make our lifes worse.
Now I’m using
Meslo as a font, and a nice fancy powerline