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This one is honestly a bit of a mystery for me. The strange behavior is caused by the lambda symbol: the line goes to normal height if I remove the lambda.

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How can I get Emacs to display such symbols correctly?

(oops, typo in the image)

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    Do you get the same behavior when you start Emacs via emacs -Q? What theme are you using? Does the problem persist if you switch to a different theme (via M-x load-theme)? – itsjeyd Nov 9 '14 at 10:04
  • +1 to @itsjeyd's comment. If the answer is no, then recursively bisect your init file, by commenting out 1/2 of it, then 3/4, 7/8, 15/16,... until you locate the problematic part. Use command comment-region to comment and (with C-u) uncomment selected code (the active region). – Drew Nov 9 '14 at 18:08
  • Your OS and your Emacs version? – user227 Nov 9 '14 at 20:41
  • I'm on Emacs 24.4 which I run on LXDE in Ubuntu 14.04. (Also, I updated the post; thanks all!) – iceman Nov 11 '14 at 0:00
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    Feel free to post an answer explaining your solution (changing font) and to accept it. – Malabarba Nov 11 '14 at 8:41
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The culprit was...my font choice of Inconsolata...which makes me sad because I really liked it.

(Also, recursively bisecting the .emacs file is a great method for quickly isolating problems - thanks for the suggestion.)

Update:
My findings re: fonts which properly showed symbols:

  • Inconsolata
  • Source Code Pro
  • Consolas ✓

(Microsoft wins this round, I suppose)

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