[texhax] Strange formatting.

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Apr 13 14:23:10 CEST 2010

Line-1 has no descenders; \baselineskip is inadequate
and TeX is having to fall back on \lineskip.

You should increase \baselineskip to match \Huge.

Philip Taylor

Caveat emptor : the terminology used herein is Plain TeX;
LaTeX probably has other terms for these concepts.
Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
> This is something I have never seen with LaTex before.  If you look at
> the .pdf file, you see that the line height for the second line (and
> possibly the first as well) is smaller than the others. This the source:
> \documentclass[11pt,a5paper]{article}
> \usepackage{geometry}
> \geometry{a4paper,tmargin=3cm,bmargin=3cm,lmargin=2.5cm,rmargin=2cm}
> \renewcommand\familydefault{ppl}
> \begin{document}
> \Huge
> Dear brothers: I think that God has made us apostles the most abject of
> mankind. We experience hunger and thirst, we are naked, we are roughly
> handled, and we have no fixed abode ... They curse us and we bless. They
> persecute us and we suffer it ... They treat us as the scum of the
> earth, the dregs of humanity ... to this very day.
> \normalsize
> \end{document}
> For the curious: This is part of Leonard Bernstein's MASS. I am to read
> this text as part of the performance premiere on Saturday (in Bergen,
> Norway), and that is why I want the text to be in a large font.
> Tom
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