[texhax] Strange formatting.

Tom Backer Johnsen backer at psych.uib.no
Wed Apr 14 09:59:09 CEST 2010

OK.  Clearly I have to retract what I said about a possible bug, given 
the responses from obviously knowledgeable  persons.  Nevertheless, I 
still regard the behavior as strange, and I have to mull over the 
responses and see if I can understand the implications. Thank you!


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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