# Use of \scshape or \textsc in beamer \institute

I need to set a piece of my \institute name in small caps in my beamer presentation.

Now I set:

\institute{Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell'Infomazione \\ Corso di Laurea
in: {\scshape Sicurezza dei Sistemi e delle Reti Informatiche}}


but the small caps setting is completely ignored. Same for \textsc{}

Any clue?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces or enclose words in backticks , they'll be marked as code, as can be seen in my edit. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it). – egreg Nov 27 '11 at 17:23

The small caps command has not the desired effect if your font doesn't provide a small caps shape. If necessary, switch to a font family which supports it. Here's an example showing that it works with \rmfamily:

\documentclass{beamer}
\title{A sample document}
\subtitle{for demonstrating small caps in an institute name}
\author{Author}
\institute{Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell'Infomazione \\
Corso di Laurea  in: {\rmfamily\scshape Sicurezza dei Sistemi e delle
Reti Informatiche}}
\date{\today}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}


So the solution is, choose another font or at least another font weight, family or shape of which there's a small caps variant.

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Aren't you missing something before \scshape? – egreg Nov 27 '11 at 20:24
@egreg That line is a copy of the code in the OP's question. We could insert \rmfamily before \scshape, as there's no sans serif small caps shape here. Though LaTeX switches for us, I added \rmfamily to be on the safe side. – Stefan Kottwitz Nov 27 '11 at 20:30
i am using this theme blog.barisione.org/2007-09/… setting \institute{Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell'Infomazione \\ Corso di Laurea in: \\{\rmfamily \scshape Sicurezza dei Sistemi e delle Reti Informatiche}}` the small caps works – remix_tj Nov 27 '11 at 21:45
This does not work for me, sadly. – Dr. Johnny Mohawk Mar 31 '15 at 19:53