In my browser (Chrome 29 on Windows 7), descenders are chopped off in comments, which makes it fairly annoying to read, as g's look like q's (most other letters with descenders are fairly unambiguous, ypj)

Post prose is fine, it just seems to be a comment issue just on Ask Ubuntu (Stack Overflow is fine).

It looks fine under Chrome in Ubuntu (29 on 12.04), and IE10 on Win7 (same machine as where Chrome chops them)

Broken descenders on AU

  • I was almost sure it was my fonts... results I'm not the only one imgs.xkcd.com/comics/wisdom_of_the_ancients.png
    – Braiam
    Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 23:31
  • I'm not sure this is something we can solve, it seems to be specific to your config.
    – RolandiXor
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 0:06
  • @RolandiXor do you mean to say that it is not reproducible or it's just an edge case? People who use Chrome under Windows isn't exactly a minor, 'edge' case.
    – Nick T
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 0:27
  • meta.askubuntu.com/questions/6975/gs-look-like-qs-font-oddity seems related.
    – user25656
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 2:46
  • @NickT well most people here use Ubuntu ;) I am not in Chromium right now but I've not noticed this issue before.
    – RolandiXor
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 3:45
  • I've been seeing this for a while even on Firefox running on Ubuntu but only because I don't use the default font, whatever that is. If I use the default font, there's no truncation of the descenders.
    – user25656
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 6:17
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    I have the same issue on Chrome+Windows. Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 8:28
  • .comment-copy { line-height: **px !important } or whatever px works for me.
    – user25656
    Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 2:56


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