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I just now upgraded to Catalina on Mac (10.15) and immediately ran into an odd font behavior: when I open a file with MacVim (8.1.1722 (157)), the letters with tails (g, y, p...) have their tails cut off at the base of the text (see screen shot). I can temporarily fix the problem by enlarging and then reducing the font, but that's annoying to have to do every time I open a file. The font is Menlo:Regular:11. I don't mind going to either 10 or 12, but I don't know how to make that a default.

So I have two questions: is this a Vim problem that is targeted for fixing? If not, how do I change the default font?

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  • Font options controlled with 'guifont' (I think)—but this is an odd bug. Consider filing with MacVim maintainers – D. Ben Knoble Oct 11 at 20:17
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After Upgrading to Mac OS Catalina, I had the same issue with the same MacVim version. Updating MacVim, currently to 8.1.2234, solved the issue. I simply used "Check for Updates..." in the menu.

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I’m also running macOS Catalina and MavVim 8.1.1722.

Although I’m using a patched font for Powerline—Deja Vu Sans Mono for Powerline—and everything looks great, I launched MacVim in default mode—no vimrc or plugins: mvim -u NONE.

Saw the issue with the font baselines getting cut off.

Probably the best idea is to use a different font; here’s how to do that with any font you may have installed. Add a line to your vimrc file that looks something like this:

set guifont=DejaVu\ Sans\ Mono\ for\ Powerline:h11

In my testing, disabling Use CoreText Rendering (MacVim menu > Preferences > Advanced) also resolved the font issue but that seems like a last resort option, as it decreases rendering performance.

  • Welcome to this site @alwillis! Your answer doesn't really answers OP's issue since it only shows how to change the font to a one they are not using instead of trying to figure out why their font has an issue. – statox Oct 14 at 9:32
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    @statox: I posted a revised answer. – alwillis Oct 14 at 17:25

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