# [texhax] Set depth to zero

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 19:21:19 CEST 2018

```Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> writes:

> Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>
>  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...
>
> Would you not accept equi-spaced lines which are both ascender and
> descender presence/height/depth independent ? That effect is easy to
> accomplish :

Thanks...  I was rather imagining a `descender presence/depth independent'
situation...  just a curiosity...  But for my practical real needs after all
`\baselineskip9pt\lineskip0pt\lineskiplimit0pt' should do what I need.

Rodolfo

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