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                <p id="text">
Maecenas vitae varius nisl, quis malesuada sem. Aenean ante justo, rutrum eu massa ut, condimentum efficitur lacus. Quisque porta-lacus ut enim lobortis hendrerit. Maecenas vehicula lobortis pretium. Nulla semper libero ut nibh tempor, vitae malesuada ligula laoreet. Vestibulum tortor justo, semper eu vulputate eleifend, tincidunt eget augue. Donec commodo, ante ac interdum condimentum, sapien ligula congue magna, iaculis rhoncus sapien quam vitae mi. Ut rhoncus quam non-posuere rhoncus. Mauris mattis nisi vitae nisl sodales, ut ullamcorper lacus pulvinar. Aliquam erat volutpat. In libero nunc, sodales eu mauris sit amet, tempor rutrum turpis. Aenean urna quam, elementum id pharetra eget, suscipit non ipsum. Praesent sagittis sem vel orci dignissim, vel pulvinar dolor blandit. Ut malesuada sollicitudin iaculis. Aenean semper porttitor augue id finibus.


                #text {
  width: 300px;
  -webkit-font-variant-position: normal;
  -moz-font-variant-position: normal;
  font-variant-position: normal;
  -webkit-font-kerning: none;
  -moz-font-kerning: none;
  font-kerning: none;
  line-height:20px; /* Firefox needs a px line-height */
  letter-spacing: -0.0005em; /* helps prevent ligatures */
  -moz-font-variant-ligatures: no-common-ligatures;
  -webkit-font-variant-ligatures: no-common-ligatures;
  font-variant-ligatures: no-common-ligatures;


Cleans text by doing the following:

1) replace regular dashes with non-breaking ones
2) put a zero-width non-joiner character around common kerning places like "V", "A", ".", and ","
3) put a zero-width non-joiner character between "fi" occurances where ligatures tend to kick in and create spacing differences

The whole point is to ensure that when the text is split apart (wrapped in <div> or <span> tags), it doesn't shift the spacing around, thus when you revert() it looks the same. 
function cleanText(e) {
	if (typeof(e) === "string") {
		return cleanText(document.querySelectorAll(e));
	} else if (e[0] && e[0].innerHTML) {
		for (var i = 0; i < e.length; i++) {
	e.innerHTML = e.innerHTML.replace(/\-/g, "&#8209;").replace(/V/g, "&zwnj;V&zwnj;").replace(/\./g, "&zwnj;.&zwnj;").replace(/,/g, "&zwnj;,&zwnj;").replace(/A/g, "&zwnj;A&zwnj;").replace(/fi/g, "f&zwnj;i");
cleanText("#text, #text2");

var split = new SplitText( '#text', { type:"chars,words,lines" } );

TweenMax.staggerFromTo( split.lines, 0.5, { y:20, autoAlpha:0, immediateRender:true, force3D:false }, { y:0, autoAlpha:1, ease:Power3.easeOut }, 0.1, function(){
} );

//in response to a question in the GreenSock forums:
What's a functional programmer's favorite animal? A lamb, duh!