# [texhax] Set depth to zero

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 10:19:21 CEST 2018

```> It seems to me that it's not possible to achieve what I was asking (well, just
> an experiment...), i.e. nullify the depth of text lines; or, in other words,
> set \baselineskip to the mere `height' of lines: height, without their depth,
> that's zero for `a', `m', and not zero for `g', `p', etc...  In that case, the
> valour of \baselineskip should be different for different lines, with or
> without capital letters in them...  and equal to the line height that's
> variable.  It doesn't seem that TeX has a way to do that...
>
> Rodolfo
>

It isn't at all clear what your intended effect is. \baselineskip is a