{capitalization} is about letters being UPPER CASE (also called majuscules or capitals) or lower case (miniscules), changing one into the other, or determining which one letters are. A special case of capitals are small caps, which have their own tag {small-caps}.

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BibTeX loses capitals when creating .bbl file

Titles of articles I'm about to cite contain uppercase letters and when using BibTeX it converts them in lowercase ones. This happens only in title and only first letter conserves it's case. For ...
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Command to uppercase the first letter of each word in a sentence

I'm writing a textboox in latex, and I have things like \textit{some definition}\index{Some Definition} all over the place. I'd like to combine them into something like \define{some definition} ...
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Transforming the .bib file to get upper cases

With the following entry in the .bib file @ARTICLE{a1, AUTHOR="M., J. J.", TITLE="My Sample Title", JOURNAL="Journal Name", pages="132--234", YEAR=2000` } and with \bibliographystyle{plain} in the ...
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BibTeX handling of the Dutch “van” name prefix with natbib

I want to produce the following with LaTeX/BibTeX: In the running text: ... we refer the reader to the work of Van Noort (2010). In the bibliography: Thomas van Noort. An important paper. ...
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Are there purely expandable variants of \MakeUppercase?

\MakeUppercase and \uppercase use TeX's uccode, and they are not purely expandable. Say, \edef\temp{\MakeUppercase{abc}} will fail. Sometimes purely expandable macros are very useful. They are ...
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Sentence case for titles in biblatex

I'd like to have the titles of articles in Biblatex in sentence case (first word capitialized, the rest lowercase, override with {}) as is the default in Bibtex. I tried: ...
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Proper casing in citation/bibliography titles using biblatex/Biber

My understanding is that bibtex lets the citation style handle capitalization of titles, which is what I would expect from an automated citation tool. Do biblatex and Biber also do this? The document ...
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Detect beginning of a sentence in a macro for capitalization

Is it possible to make macros give different results at the beginning of a new sentence? Suppose that I want the macro "\secname" to write "Section" at the beginning of a new sentence, and "section" ...
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Capitalizing strings ignoring closed class words

I was just reviewing my "capitalization standards" for titles and such and was wondering if there's a macro to do the same thing I'm forced to do by hand nowadays. My personal rules (feel free to ...
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Preventing \MakeUppercase from affecting mathematics

Is there a way to prevent \MakeUppercase from affecting in-text equations? In this example, abc should change to ABC, but n should be left as it is. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Turkish characters to uppercase

I can't make uppercase of turkish characters like Giriş Tex converts it to GIRIş instead of GİRİŞ.. It's making me crazy. %this is mwe i guess \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Applying \lowercase to index entries

I would like to sort the index entries independent of case. Initially I was getting (code provided in MWE) the image on the left. So, that seemed like an easy fix: just apply \lowercase (uncomment ...
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What is the proper use of \@ (i.e., backslash-at)?

In this answer, \@ is used after a period and before an \xspace, presumably to indicate that the preceding period (in "etc.") was not sentence-final. In these tips, \@ is used before a period and ...
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Change the color of capital letters

Is there a way to define a command that changes the colour of any capital letter in an input string? Most of the results I find when I type "LaTeX string capital" are results about capitalizing the ...
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How to render individual acronyms in lower case when used inline, but mixed case in the list of acronyms?

I would like to output acronyms with the first letter of a word in upper case when they are printed to the list of acronyms. However, it certain cases I would like to print the written out form in ...
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Capitalising first letter of each word in section headings using book class

I would like to convert the fist letter of each word in all my section headings to capitals automatically. Is it possible? ie \section{This is my first section} Section 1. This Is My First Section
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Using \MakeUppercase in \@startsection

I was toying a bit with the \@startsection command to change the layout of chapter / section headings. More specifically, I wanted my headers to be converted to uppercase. I was following an example ...
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Capitalize the first letter in acronym list

When using the acronym package I would like to capitalize the first letter in the acronym description (e.g., Direct current). But when used in text I would like to have the word in lower letters. ...
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Converting Text to Title Case [duplicate]

is there a way to automatically format a text in title-case? Something like typing: \somemagiccommand{the table, the ass and the stick} which would yield: The Table, the Ass and the Stick I have ...
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Headers in book format

I am writting my thesis. I don't want the headers in each chapter to appear just in capital letters. Can I override the class file to get the header as " My First Chapter"?
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Why LaTeX uses upright uppercase Greek letters by default in math mode?

Why upper-case Greek letters are typeset in upright font, i.e., \mathrm? While at the same time, some upper-case Greek letters those are also Latin Letters ,e.g., A for $\Alpha$, B for $\Beta$, are ...
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Create a capitalized macro token using \csname

Two things I understand and one thing I don't: I often use \csname to create user-defined tokens. For instance, the following code uses \expandafter to expand everything between \csname and ...
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Can one set a specific font variant in xelatex for uppercase letters only?

I would like to typeset a short, letter-like document using the Zapfino font, with the following twist: I'm OK using Zapfino's "standard" (i.e., Variant 0) glyphs for lowercase letters, but I'd like ...
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How to get BibLaTeX-chicago use title case capitalization?

According to the 16th version of the Chicago Manual of Style, titles in the reference list are now supposed to be capitalized in title case style rather than sentence casing. Yet, as far as I ...
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setkomafont with uppercase that works robustly

I know that \setkomafont is supposed to deal with switching fonts but sometimes instead of switching font, I'd like to switch to uppercase. I've not found a way to do this reliably. This breaks: ...
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Typeset cftchapfont as uppercase

I'm trying to put the whole cftchapfont as uppercase. \renewcommand\cftchapfont{\MakeUppercase} does not work at all (it actually messes up everything), nor does: ...
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Turkish characters to small caps

Small caps (\sc) is not producing dotted I (İ) Here is mwe \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Capitalize the first letter of each word in biblatex

I'm trying to get every word in the title of each article in my reference list in capital letters (So Something Like This For Every Title). However, somehow \MakeSentenceCase remains active no matter ...
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Disable/toggle smallcaps in the title

I am using the amsart document class. I want to to change the text in the titles (such as in \author) to be written normally and not in small caps. How can I change this globally? That is, so that ...
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Trigonometric notation with Initial capital Letter and Italic

How can we make First letter Capital while using trigonometric functions. eg: \cos (60^\circ) gives simple cos (all in small). What is needed is 'Cos' (with initial capital). For italics in mactex i ...
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classicthesis part numerals TOC vs. in text

My question is similar to this one this one. I use classicthesis and have the problem that a) when I don't redefine \thepart, I get lower case (instead of uppercase) roman numerals in the TOC ...
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Howto achieve capitalized description in glossary table?

I use the glossaries package to generate my acronym list. Since I use the acronyms in the text I have to write the description lowercase. Thus, I have a lowercase description in the acronym list. Can ...
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\uppercase in \newcommand

I tried to use \uppercase in \newcommand: \newcommand\universidad{My University} \newcommand\Universidad{\uppercase{\universidad}} When I use this I get My University and not MY ...
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Autoref's inserted text has not the correct case

I'm using the \autoref tag which comes with the package hyperref for referencing my algorithms, figures etc. I read that it automatically adjusts the reference text's case, but it won't work with my ...
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Is there a special hyphen-symbol to be used between capital letters?

In words consisting of small letters, the - hyphen seems right. In words (abbreviations, acronyms) consisting of capital letters, the common hyphen appears (at least imho) to be placed too low and to ...
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Applying an operation only to capitals

I'd like to apply a function to capitals only so that: \emphcaps{YaWeH} Outputs like: \emph{Y}a\emph{W}e\emph{H} Preferably without using too many packages (I already use memoir). NOTES: I use ...
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Towards a \ucshape and \textuc command for uppercase text (XeTeX, LuaTeX)

While we have \textit and \textsc, \itshape and \scshape etc., there's no \textuc and \ucshape to typeset its argument in uppercase. There is \MakeUppercase, but -- as uppercase is not a font style -- ...
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Biblatex, capitalization of arabic names and name prefixes

As we know, using the useprefix option, when name prefixes like von, della etc. are present in the bibliography, enables us to change name sorting as well as capitalize those prefixes using commands ...
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Capitalising the first letter of an acronym?

I'm using the acronym package in my document and in several instances I want to start a sentence with the expanded acronym. Is there any way of telling the package to capitalise the first letter? For ...
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how to make subscripts automatically choose font size

Would it be possible to make subscripts in math mode automatically choose a smaller font when a subscript is in uppercase? E.g., if I have sA, the "A" would appear quite big. Is it possible to tell ...
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Emphasize word beginning with uppercase letters in code with lstlisting package

Hi I am using the lstlisting package to format my Prolog code within my tex file. In Prolog all variables begin with an uppercase letter. I would like to emphasize them. Is there a way to for example ...
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How to make sections into sentence case

I would like my sections (and potentially subsections) to be in "sentencecase" no matter how I type them. I am happy with the way the \MakeSentenceCase macro from the biblatex package converts text ...
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biblatex: sentence case and nested quotation marks

If a title contains formatting commands, how can we hook in \MakeSentenceCase to ensure correct casing and, say, nesting of quotation marks? The example below doesn't work; the quotes are properly ...
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Change TOC to use underline in subsubsections

I am using the package memoir and I need to redefine the fonts in TOC with this rules: For Chapters: all-caps and bold For Sections: bold For SubSections: bold and italic For SubSubSections: bold ...
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Automatically capitalize macro output if used after a period [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Detect beginning of a sentence in a macro for capitalization Is it possible to write a macro that is able to determine if it is used at the beginning of a sentence? For ...
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How to uppercase heavily customised sections (sectsty+fontspec)?

I am trying to customise the aspect of a scrbook to look like a book I have. In my case, sections should be formatted as follows: the font face should be Conques Demi, the font size 26 pt, the font ...
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Preserving capitalization in BibTeX titles [duplicate]

I use the LaTeX wikibook a lot and found this solution to preserving capitalization in titles, which is to wrap letters (or whole titles) in curly braces. The phrase "In the event that BibTeX has been ...
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Acronyms in section names with classic thesis

I have troubles using acronym package with classicthesis package when I put an acronym in a section name. The least reproducible example I could come up with is this: \documentclass{scrreprt} % If I ...
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change the font of chapter title and section title

I am trying to change the font and format of heading using titlesec package. However it gives me the following error. Missing { inserted \tableofcontents <br> Missing { inserted ...
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How to prevent upper case in page header?

I just came across this small problem which I can't seem to fix. I have a section which looks like this: \section{Properties of $C_q$} The problem is that the header of the page uses upper case and ...