# Lettrine loversize causes Parallel text to be bottom aligned

For some reason, using a lettrine with the optional loversize argument at the start of a ParallelLText or ParallelRText in a p-type Parallel environment causes the parallel text to be bottom-aligned on the page when the document is compiled with XeLaTeX:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lettrine}
\usepackage{parallel}
\usepackage{lipsum} % for filler text generation

\begin{document}
\begin{Parallel}[p]\textwidth\textwidth
\ParallelLText{\lettrine[loversize=0.2]{1}{}\ \lipsum[5]}
\ParallelRText{\lettrine[loversize=0.2]{1}{}\ \lipsum[5]}
\end{Parallel}
\end{document}


I've only included one page of the output. The other page is the same.

This doesn't happen if the loversize parameter is omitted from the lettrine calls. How can I avoid this alignment issue while still adjusting the size of my lettrine? This issue does not seem to happen if I compile using plain LaTeX.

• It's most likely a bug in XeTeX, you should report it to the developers here : Bug tracker – AndréC Aug 1 at 16:11