Patched fonts madness


Dheepak Krishnamurthy


July 13, 2015


fonts, osx, vim, neovim, tmux

Getting patched fonts for a powerline in the terminal can be quite an adventure, especially when you are using vim and tmux. I almost gave up on it, but now that I’ve figured it out it seems extremely obvious.

# pip install --user powerline-status
# brew install fontforge --with-python
git clone
cd fonts

Most importantly, select the font with the word powerline in the name in the preferences option of your terminal.



BibTeX citation:
  author = {Krishnamurthy, Dheepak},
  title = {Patched Fonts Madness},
  date = {2015-07-13},
  url = {},
  langid = {en}
For attribution, please cite this work as:
D. Krishnamurthy, “Patched fonts madness,” Jul. 13, 2015.