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Patched font Monaco for OSX Vim-Powerline

At 10pt with antialiasing turned off this font looks like complete crap compared to the built-in one.

For me, this font was almost identical to the system Monaco at 16pt with antialiasing on. The only differences were the symbols on Powerline in vim. I tested it on OS X Mountain Lion in iTerm 2 with term type set to xterm-256color.

demure commented Nov 1, 2012

same issue as kballard, looked horrible.
OS X 10.8, iterm2, xterm-256color, etc

The linux version looks better with antialiasing turned off, but still not as good as the original. However, with antialiasing enabled, I can't detect any difference, at least at 14pt.

Great thanks for posting this, now Powerline is way more useful.

root42 commented Apr 16, 2013

Tried the font, and I still don't get the triangle glyphs. What am I doing wrong?

angryjoe commented May 5, 2013

Same here. Any thoughts?

verma commented Jul 23, 2013

Works great for me, thanks for this!

cscheid commented Aug 9, 2013

The latest update of oh-my-zsh breaks this for me on OS X 10.8.3. Has anyone been able to find a replacement?

lxyu commented Nov 3, 2013

Both fonts don't work for me, but the linux version works however.

Link here:

$ fontforge -script Monaco\ for\ Powerline.otf 
Copyright (c) 2000-2012 by George Williams.
 Executable based on sources from 14:57 GMT 31-Jul-2012-D.
 Library based on sources from 14:57 GMT 31-Jul-2012.
Monaco for Powerline.otf:1 Unexpected character  (14)

then the symbols are displayed as question marks, something like this:

@lxyu same for me. Both fonts not functioning (as well as all patched fonts from
But the one you've pointed out - works great. Thanks!

rogual commented Apr 8, 2015

Hey, I noticed this font isn't tagged as monospaced so it doesn't show up in apps that only offer monospaced fonts.

I made a patched version here:

I don't know much about fonts — just opened it in Robofont and changed that one setting. But, the resulting font file is much smaller, so I may have broken it.

Great! works on iTerm 2

grafa commented Dec 15, 2015

Can you guys please post your .Xresources files? Seems like it affects font misrendering a lot.

metal3d commented Feb 19, 2016

Maybe you can remove the "OSX" in title, because it works in Linux too :) but nice and thanks for this font

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