ttf-font-awesome in Arch Linux; if I open up a file which contains icons from Font awesome it recognizes the file as utf-8 but the icons are displayed as squares. Does anyone know how to fix this?
First off, Vim can only display a file in a single font, you can't use multiple fonts at the same time.
For gVim, you can use
guifont to set this to Font Awesome:
set guifont=Font\ Awesome\ 14
Which seems to work fine.
For Terminal Vim, you will need to configure your terminal emulator to use Font Awesome.
For xterm, this doesn't seem to work, for gnome-terminal, it does... Other terminal emulators may or may not work...