I'm having problems using LaTeX to deal with a certain font that I'd like to use for an art project. I'm writing a basic document, but when I use this font to write normal text, the baseline ends up automatically varying (presumably because some capitals in the font are too tall, though interestingly, letters going below the baseline like f, g, and y do not seem to affect this).
Since the font (1805 Austerlitz Script) is not free and I thus cannot simply distribute it, I'm not sure there's a point in posting a MWE, but I took a screenshot to show how the text (with no coding in between it) is printed with uneven baselines. Note that this also happened with some but not all "handwriting"-type script fonts I tested.
The first six lines are all one paragraph, and the last two lines are a second paragraph. There is no manual coding and no special environment for this text. All glyphs shown here are the same font size. As you can see though, the capital "H" in however is a particular culprit in this font, forcing substantially more space between lines 1 and 2 than there is between lines 3 and 4. But not all capitals affect this (cf. the capital A in line 3).
I realize that this is probably a font issue. However, is there any way to force LaTeX to print all the text with an equal baseline (less than shown)? I do not care if it results in overlapping text (it's an art project, so form over function). I'd rather not to have to enter code manually every time this extra gap occurs between lines since this document is a test for a much longer document using the same font. The font itself is non-negotiable.
The issue does persevere regardless of the global font size. Changing \baselineheight doesn't seem to help as a lower value (even negative) seems to only reduce space between paragraphs. It does not cause the text I have to even approach overlapping. Interestingly, the issue vanishes completely when I use the same font in Microsoft Word, leading me to believe there's something simple I can set up in LaTeX to fix this.
Thanks in advance for any and all recommendations. Sorry if this is a repeat question or one with an easy answer—I've been searching for hours to try to figure out how to do this.