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I installed Airline status line for Neovim and put the following line in my init.vim:

let g:airline_powerline_fonts = 1

I also followed the instructions for installing powerline symbols from here

As well as downloading the patched powerline fonts from here,

But instead of the nice triangles on the status line all I get is rectangle placeholder symbols. I'm out of ideas for what else I need to do.

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    I assume you're using a terminal? Did you set terminal to use the font? – Tommy A Jun 30 '16 at 3:05
  • Do'h. I did, but it was before some of the other steps I tried, and I forgot to set the font in the terminal again afterwards. Right after posting this question I discovered lightline which is much closer to what I want, so I'm dropping airline, but I will try that again to see if it works for the sake of completeness. edit--that was it – n3wbie19 Jun 30 '16 at 3:32

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