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I have Chinese input working. I have xterm working. I have utf-8 working in my xterm. For example, I can see the lightning bolt unicode character. But when I input Chinese characters, I get those blocks. Whats up with that?

Here is what I'm doing in my .Xresources:

xterm*faceName: Monospace:9
xterm*boldFont: Monospace:9
xterm*faceNameDoublesize: Monospace:9

Also, I'm using iBus to input Chinese.

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Oh. I figured it out.

xterm*faceNameDoublesize:WenQuanYi Micro Hei:antialias=true:pixelsize=20

Monospace doesn't have chinese characters.

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Please mark as accepted answer. – saji89 Jan 1 '13 at 13:27
I can't do that for 2 days – Eric Johnson Jan 1 '13 at 14:01
No problem. :) Do it after two days. – saji89 Jan 1 '13 at 14:33

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