I would like to adjust the relative vertical alignment (baseline) of stretches of text; I'm aware of
\raisebox, but as far as I can see those commands require / represent boxes and, as such, inhibit line breaking and hyphenation. Is it possible to shift the baseline (like it is possible to change e.g. font color by issuing a
color... command) for the entire text that remains within a group, without using a box?
If that should not be possible, what kind of solutions are there that do not affect line breaking?