Dmenu Xft

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cd /tmp/
wget ""
apt-get source suckless-tools
cd suckless-tools-38/dmenu/
patch -p1 < /tmp/dmenu-4.2.1-xft-cleanup-db.patch
sudo apt-get build-dep suckless-tools
sudo apt-get install libxft-dev

Edit /tmp/suckless-tools-38/debian/changelog and add a new patch entry

suckless-tools (38-1-xft) unstable; urgency=low

  * xft patch

 -- James Robertson <> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 22:29:00 +1000

Build the package and install it:

dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b
sudo dpkg -i /tmp/suckless-tools_38-1-xft_amd64.deb

The run it with the desired font, e.g.

dmenu_run -fn "Liberation Mono-8"

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