Some fonts seem to misreport their height, which leads to unsightly vertical gaps appearing between rows of text with characters that are supposed to fill the vertical space, like box-drawing characters.
This is because the character height that st uses is off from the actual glyph
height, so there's a gap of bg space above and below each glyph. This can be
adjusted by modifying the
chscale value, but reducing that value alone just
clips the bottom of the glyphs.
This patch simply adds a
cyoffset value (and a corresponding
allow you to adjust the glyph position, so it doesn't get clipped short when
you reduce the
chscale. You'll have to play with the values to get it to
look right with your font choice.
Note the vertical gaps between the lines in the box art, and the raised part that sticks out on the time display.
Taken with Pragmata Pro with a few font patches applied.
- Zacchary Dempsey-Plante - email@example.com