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Whenever I underline words with letters such as j, p, q, (etc.), the underline goes below the lowest point of the letter. This causes a fairly awful look when several words are underlined in a row. Is there a way to change this behaviour?

This is what I am using:

\usepackage{tikz}
\newcommand{\udash}[1]{%
    \tikz[baseline=(todotted.base)]{
        \node[inner ysep=1.5pt,inner xsep=0pt,outer sep=0pt] (todotted) {#1};
        \draw[dashed, anchor=base] (todotted.south west) -- (todotted.south east);
    }%
}%
…
\udash{Tasks}, \udash{Dependencies}, \udash{Project} %for dashed underlines
\underline{Tasks}, \underline{Dependencies}, \underline{Project} %for regular underlines

And this is how it looks like now:

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I would like for the underline to stay with where it is on Tasks, and when p or j or other such letters occur, the line would just go through them.

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You could use \smash.

\underline{Underlined text.} \underline{Underlined text with a p.} \underline{\smash{Underlined text with a p.}}

enter image description here

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  • Thank you so much. For reference, also words with my udash as \udash{\smash{p}} – ChrisMM May 24 '20 at 12:23

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