I asked the exact same question yesterday: Make apostrophe closer to letter
With the apostrophe in dropcap
This was my initial attempt, playing with
\kern to adjust the apostrophe back inside the capital L:
In my case, this setting gives me this:
Your request: apostrophe in small caps
I have chosen to include the apostrophe in the lettrine. Whether this is good practice is subject to debate among French typographists. If you wish to keep the apostroph in the text and get the text inside the lettrine as in your example, you can use the
nindent parameters of the lettrine instead.
For example, with:
I get the following:
Using slope to achieve the exact result you desire
In the previous example, I used
nindent but this put the second and third lines to the right of the dropcap. In your example, you wanted the second line in the L and the third line to its right. You can achieve that by using
slope instead of
nindent, although that work with 3 lines (as in your situation).
Adjusting oversize to align on top
Finally, you might want to adjust the
oversize parameter so the top of the lettrine fits with the apostrophe.
You'll have to adapt the values to your own font.
After doing all this, I actually settled for this last solution for my own document, instead of the first solution I gave above.
To make things easier, to can add your defaults to a local
lettrine.cfg file, for example:
%% These are *decimal* numbers:
% Define default options per letter
and then you can set the default options per letter in
% options per letter