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Mon, Jul 13, 2015

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 https://github.com/powerline/fonts.git
cd fonts

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