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I would like to make use of drop caps so that they appear as follows:

enter image description here

Unfortunately, with the code

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{color}
\definecolor{Red}{RGB}{157,16, 45}
\usepackage{lettrine}
\input GoudyIn.fd
\newcommand*\initfamily{\usefont{U}{GoudyIn}{xl}{n}}
\begin{document}
\large
\lettrine[lines=3]{\color{Red}{\initfamily{A}}}{\color{Red}s} the inclinations and judgments of writers have been different, so have they disposed themselves to treat of different matters.---Some, charmed with the beauty of eloquence,
\end{document}

The output looks like this:

enter image description here

I would like to be able to:

  1. increase the size of the drop cap to resemble that given by the first output;
  2. and have the rest of the sentence begin below the top of the drop cap as illustrated again in the first output (It seems that when lines=3 is specified, it does not mean that the output will be the same).

Would someone show me how this can be done? Thank you.

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  • There is other options for \lettrine. f.e. loversize.
    – Elisey
    Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 23:57
  • \renewcommand*{\DefaultLoversize}{0.1} will increase the size of the lettrine by 10%, but I can’t reproduce the problem you’re experiencing.
    – Thérèse
    Commented Oct 21, 2020 at 16:32

1 Answer 1

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I tried your code (as below)

% lettrineprob.tex  SE 567648
\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{color}
\definecolor{Red}{RGB}{157,16, 45}
\usepackage{lettrine}
\input GoudyIn.fd
\newcommand*\initfamily{\usefont{U}{GoudyIn}{xl}{n}}
\begin{document}
\large
\lettrine[lines=3]{\color{Red}{\initfamily{A}}}{\color{Red}s} the inclinations
 and judgments of writers have been different, so have they disposed 
 themselves to treat of different matters.---Some, charmed with the beauty of
 eloquence,
\end{document}

and got this result, which seems to be what you are after.

enter image description here

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    That’s what I got too. Must be something about the O.P.’s default paper size or package versions that’s unusual.
    – Thérèse
    Commented Oct 21, 2020 at 17:53
  • Yes. That's exactly what I'm looking for, but when I run the code I posted, I get the undesirable output. Thank you for checking though.
    – DDS
    Commented Oct 21, 2020 at 20:33

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