How to make text align background-color top line in CSS

If you want it to be at the top, but still have space at the bottom:


line-height:19px;
padding-bottom:2px;

or just the line-height if you want the background colour to be the same height as the letters. 19px will allow for capital letters – if you want it to be just lower case, you could make it smaller, maybe 13px.