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I would to use the normal small caps with the item in description in order to distinguish lower from upper case (e.g. LaTeX).

In particular:

\begin{description}
\item[I cAn't DiStiNguISH upPeR fROm LoWeR cASe] description1
\item[AlSo HeRe] description2
\end{description}

I would something like the normal small caps \textsc{YeS I LiKe It!}

I have seen this question but it doesn't help me.

Edit: I use the package classicthesis

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With enumitem, @lockstep's answer produces the default small caps. –  Werner Dec 2 '11 at 19:56
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up vote 7 down vote accepted

Something like this?

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}

\begin{description}[font=\normalfont\scshape]
\item[I cAn't DiStiNguISH upPeR fROm LoWeR cASe] description1
\item[AlSo HeRe] description2
\end{description}

\end{document}

enter image description here

EDIT: Here's a solution for classicthesis:

\documentclass{scrbook}

\usepackage{classicthesis}

% \renewcommand{\descriptionlabel}[1]{\hspace*{\labelsep}\spacedlowsmallcaps{#1}}% OLD
\renewcommand{\descriptionlabel}[1]{\hspace*{\labelsep}\textsc{#1}}% NEW

\begin{document}

\begin{description}
\item[I cAn't DiStiNguISH upPeR fROm LoWeR cASe] description1
\item[AlSo HeRe] description2
\end{description}

\end{document}

enter image description here

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Thanks it works. Can I also modify the font size? –  Baduel Dec 2 '11 at 20:43
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\renewcommand{\descriptionlabel}[1]{\hspace*{\labelsep}\large\textsc{#1}} –  lockstep Dec 2 '11 at 20:46
    
Thank you very much. I will use \small =) –  Baduel Dec 2 '11 at 20:48
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