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According to the Linux Libertine font tester you can have Greek small caps.

However the following example does not yield the desirable result:

\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}

    \textsc{Small Capitals}
    \textsc{Πεζά κεφαλαία}


Small caps for latin characters but not for Greek ones.

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Testing the site with cyrillic letters (that surely have no small caps), I suspect that the renderer emulates small caps when not available. – egreg Oct 3 '12 at 12:01

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this should work:

\documentclass{article}% lualatex
\setmainfont[SmallCapsFont={LinLibertineOC},% fontname may be different
             SmallCapsFeatures={Letters=SmallCaps}]{Linux Libertine O}
\textsc{Small Capitals}
\textsc{Πεζά κεφαλαία}
Πεζά κεφαλαία


The font file is available at or

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Just got the latest (5.3.0_2012_07_02) Linux Libertine OTF package from Sourceforge. I can't see a LinLibertineOC font anywhere. It seems they got rid of the small caps font and added it solely as a smcp feature in LinLibertineO. – ℝaphink Oct 3 '12 at 12:32
as I wrote, the name maybe different. Have a look into the definition of the font with otfinfo -i ... or look into the generated file otfl-names.lua – Herbert Oct 3 '12 at 17:49
Before this version, there was a file dedicated to the Capitals font, and I could see a separate line in fc-list. With this new version, it's in the same file as Regular, and it doesn't appear on a separate line in fc-list, hence my remark. – ℝaphink Oct 3 '12 at 19:03
as @Raphink I have the latest package of the fonts and there is no LinLibertineOC. However, I replaced this name with all the other available Libertine fonts (e.g. LibLibertine_R,LibLibertine_RZI), with no luck :( (p.s. in SmallCapsFont property do I use the font filename or the font name?) – kwstas Oct 4 '12 at 10:00
You would have to download an older version and install (only) LinLibertineOC from it. For some reason Greek small caps are not (yet) supported. – Crissov Apr 4 '14 at 12:10

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