I have a plain text field in a content type. When I hit return between paragraphs the line breaks are there and show inside of firebug when I inspect the code. However, the body on the view page doesn't render any line breaks. I looked at the plain text input filter and the convert line breaks filter is checked. When I change to filtered html in the settings form of the body widget it works fine.
Do have to use the filtered HTML setting to get the line breaks converted?