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When I use Consolas (of any size) as my terminal font, any pixels which hang below the line (such as the tail of a y) get truncated. Look at the second line in the screenshot below. Notice that the bottom of the square brackets and the tail of the p is missing.

Truncated font

But would like to see this:

Non-truncated font

(Though obviously with the Consolas font rather than Deja Vu.)

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It seems to be a bug in konsole.

Try enabling bi-directional text rendering in Settings->Configure Current Profile->Advanced.

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I tried doing this, and things got a little bizarre. Spacing was messed up, and alignment was skewed (similar to if you choose a non-monospaced font). However, technically it wasn't truncated, either... –  Nathan Jan 26 '12 at 15:50
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I'm not sure if this is possible.

This reminds me of a blog post on the Old New Thing.

While it is about Windows, I find it possible and likely that this applied to KDE as they would run into the same kinds of issues implementing fonts on the console.

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I should perhaps mention that this used to be working for me until I rebooted today. –  Nathan Dec 22 '11 at 23:30
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