[XeTeX] Re: [OS X TeX] pdftex's "hz extensions"

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue Nov 16 13:27:57 CET 2004

On 15 Nov 2004, at 4:21 pm, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 15 nov. 04, à 14:40, Jonathan Kew a écrit :
>> I suspect that people are often loading fonts in XeTeX where the 
>> height and depth (as measured by XeTeX, not true character bounding 
>> boxes) comes close to, or even exceeds, the default \baselineskip 
>> you're using, and so \lineskip kicks in; and then as soon as any 
>> character is offset vertically, you'll see disturbance of the line 
>> spacing.
> I think that's indeed what's happening. Here are two examples. First 
> the output of pdfTeX, with Lucida fonts:
> ....
> Now the same input in XeTeX, with mixture of Lucida and Hoefler Text 
> for maths:
> ....

Have you tried setting \lineskiplimit to a negative value, to see if 
this will help keep the line spacing in XeTeX constant? (I don't know 
if there's a "LaTeX way" to control this, or if you should just set the 
TeX parameter directly.)


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