rofi is gibberish

rofi shows me little boxes with letters instead of actual letters.


even when i set the font rofi should use explicitely:

rofi -sidebar-mode -modi run,drun,window -lines 12 -padding 18 -width 60 -location 0 -show drun -
columns 3 -font "Noto Sans 15" -show-icons


OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
Kernel: 5.2.11-1-MANJARO
WM: awesome

It's a known problem with the Pango library upstream, and it has been mentioned in the #announcements for just about every update to Stable, Testing and Unstable issued in the last two months.

The workaround is to install noto-fonts-cjk or a similar font.

i already had noto-fonts-cjk installed… is there anything else?

Not insofar I know. :man_shrugging:

You need to change the font in rofi configuration to non bitmap font.


i deleted my .config/rofi and .config/rofimenu folders and that fixed it 🤷🤷‍ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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