{small-caps} is about the use and provision of small capitals: uppercase (capital) characters set at the same height as lowercase characters (usually 1ex).

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Is it possible to provide alternative text to use when copying text from the PDF?

I’m using XeLaTeX within MiKTeX and have the following problem. Let there be some acronym, e.g. USA. I would like to write it in real small caps using \textsc{usa} but these are, of course, ...
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Small Caps and Bold Face

I can't seem to have both the small caps and boldface styles on a line: \huge\sc\bf Hello This will generate bold text, and if the \sc is placed after, it will generate small caps text but not ...
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Small-caps, old-style numbers, and some ligatures produce odd symbols in PDF copy text?

This is a problem I've had consistently with XeLaTeX. Here's a small example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX,Numbers={OldStyle,Proportional}]{Minion Pro} ...
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Fake small caps with XeTeX/fontspec?

Using XeTeX and fontspec, I use the Liberation font family in of my documents. Unfortunately those fonts (esp. Liberation Serif) do not natively support small caps. Is there a way to enable fake ...
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All letters in uppercase, but the first letter bigger than the other ones

I want to know how can I achieve this effect in LaTeX: Basically it looks like this: {F}IRST {L}ETTER, where the letters in the braces are a little bigger than the other ones but they all the ...
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Changing default \citet font in biblatex

I'm using biblatex to manage my citation in a natbib style : \usepackage[style=alphabetic,maxnames=6,natbib=true]{biblatex} However when I use the \citet command, the author's name is in a \textsc ...
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Use of \scshape or \textsc with fontspec/xelatex

I've already tried Use of \scshape or \textsc in beamer \institute fix with \rmfamily in the MWE below, but it doesn't work - I've seen A problem with \textsc as well, but I don't think I should load ...
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Choosing font for bold small caps (or any other particular family+series+shape combination)

What is the best way (most proper and general solution) to get rid of the warning LaTeX Font Warning: Some font shapes were not available, defaults substituted. by explicitly setting which font ...
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Using small caps for abbreviations

I’m using small caps to mark up acronyms. Many style guides recommend this to make the acronyms stand out less among the lower-case letters. However, I didn’t find good advice of what to do with ...
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Using \textsc{} within \section{}

When I try to do something like \section{Heading with \textsc{small caps}}, the compiler complains with "LaTeX Font Warning: Some font shapes were not available, defaults substituted." and replaces ...
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Problem with small caps in XeLaTeX

I'm not able to make small caps work with any font in XeLaTeX. Here is output illustrating the issue for Charis SIL, Garuda, and Times New Roman, respectively. Pasted below are a MWE and version and ...
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Detect which text “mode” (normal, italic, bold, etc.) is currently in use?

In my document, I'm often setting upper case words and abbreviations in small caps because it avoids breaking the flow (which upper case words does). Also, many words (like CUDA, for instance) are ...
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When using \textsc, LaTeX issues warning: Font shape `OT1/cmr/bx/sc' undefined

I started to write my CV in LaTeX. My document begins as \documentclass[a4paper]{amsart} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[finnish]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{center} {\large ...
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textls breaks smallcaps with luatex

I'm switching a code to LuaTex from XeTeX. In XeTeX, I had a combination of tracking and small caps using LetterSpace and WordSpace parameters in fontspec calls, but these are not supported in with ...
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Lowercase small caps in section/subsection/…

I'm interested in setting the titles of section and more in lowercase small caps. And I don't know how to automatically achieve this. \documentclass{scrartcl} \setkomafont{sectioning}{\scshape} ...
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Using \scshape and \bfseries together

A very obvious one I suspect, but when I try to do the following the small caps are over-ruled by the boldface, so I get lowercase rhubarb rhubarb. Is there an easy way to get \scshape\bfseries? ...
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Italic shape needed in small caps fonts

I am using MiKTeX 2.5 version. Is there any possibility to change the small caps fonts in italic shape? I had tried as like below \textit{\textsf{Small Caps}}% This will gives the Regular Small ...
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Small caps in section but not in ToC

With LaTeX, I would like to set all my section titles in small capitals but I need the \textsc to be 'cancelled' in my table of content. Is that possible somehow ? I currently do this : ...
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fontspec, lua, microtype: Renderer=Basic no longer working for specific font styles

You may have noticed that, as of now,* letterspacing small capitals is not as easy as it was in pdfTeX, where we could simply combine \textsc with microtype's \textls. Consider this example, which ...
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Fontspec: Palatino with small caps and old-style figures

For various reasons, I’m using the fontspec package. However, I’d also like to use Palatino as the document’s main font, and I want to use it with small caps and old-style figures. So I’ve got four ...
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First few words of a chapter/section in small-caps?

Is there a package that automatically tells LaTeX to use small-caps for the first few words (say, three) in a chapter/section/subsection? Thanks
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Increasing Letterspace for words in caps or small caps

Some typographers say it's a good habit to increase the letterspace when writing words in caps or small caps. So my question is, how to do it with pdflatex and/or xelatex? And while we're at it, which ...
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Which fonts that are part of TeXLive have “real small caps”?

The TeX font catalogue doesn't allow you to see which fonts have real small caps. Some fonts do not have real small caps (e.g. any of the mathdesign ones). But some do (computer modern and therefore ...
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Change title to small caps but not in ToC

I want the title for the Acknowledgements page in my thesis to be in small caps. However, if I change it, it also changes in the table of contents. How can I avoid this? Especially, the roman page ...
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Microtype's tracking feature works with some fonts, not others

In the code below, tracking works with the libertine font, but not with the Alegreya font. Why is this, and how can I fix it? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[tracking = true, letterspace = ...
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Automatically getting “V” as the capital letter for “u” when typesetting latin

I'm typesetting a large amount of Latin texts using XeLaTeX and the package polyglossia. I'd like to get the small letter "u" automatically printed as "V" when turned into a capital letter (including ...
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Small digits for small caps?

I want to typeset "FP6" as small caps. Putting {\sc fp6} does the right thing on the letters, but the digit 6 is much taller, and the result looks ugly. What is the best workaround to make digits ...
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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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Increase word space between words in small caps

With tracking activated for small caps, it can be a little bit hard to detect interword spaces. Cf. below. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Libertine Serif}[ ...
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Writing complexity classes in LaTeX

Is there anyone who knows which package/style should I use to write a complexity class like this? You can see the highlighted word below, this is an all-caps word, but some letters are slightly bigger ...
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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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Headings in uppercase

I want to write the headings in \scshape family with the first character of each word in uppercase. How can I do this?
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How to cite authors in small cap with \citet?

I followed Natbib reference sheet and \citet works as expected. I would like the author's name to appear in small caps, how can I do that? I guess I should do: Define \citenumfont to be a font ...
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Good small caps font to use with arev?

I am typesetting a beamer presentation with the arev package (using plain old pdftex). By convention, some of the keywords in my presentation are usually typeset in small caps—which arev does not ...
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libertineotf and xelatex - bold smallcaps broken?

It seems like bold smallcaps don't work with libertineotf any longer? I am currently adjusting an old template which I was using with pdflatex, and I need those bold small caps: ...
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Section's heading in small caps

I am using TeXmaker and I am trying to format the section's title. I tried something I had found on the internet but it was clashing with another package. How can I set all section's heading to be ...
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Conflict between microtype, LuaLaTeX, and otf fonts when typesetting material in small-caps

I'm using the microtype package (microtype beta 2.5 build 08) to modify my document and I'd like to retain its functionality across all font shapes with the exception of small-caps (\scshape). How do ...
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Can small-caps be automated for abbreviations and acronyms?

Is there a way to force LaTeX to automatically use small-caps for abbreviations and acronyms (or more specifically, strings of two or more uppercase letters)?
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Looking for guides on setting text with regards to good typography

I'm about to dive into LaTeX in preparation for writing a (technical) Master's Thesis. Since I'm kind of disappointed with the disregard to typography that is sometimes shown in such works I want to ...
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microtype tracking disables small caps in luaLaTeX

Normall microtype tracking loosens the tracking of small caps. However, with fontspec's \setmainfont{ebgaramond}, small caps are completely disabled and I get a loose normal text, as opposed to ...
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Different small-caps in mathpazo and tgpagella - which are better?

Both the packages tgpagella and mathpazo (with "sc"-option) provide the font Palladio with true small-caps. tgpagella additionally offers a bold small-cap font. Yet when comparing the normal ...
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Bold small caps with mathpazo

I was using tgpagella but it doesn't have automatic old style numbers without resorting to fontspec. I was directed to use mathpazo like so: \usepackage[sc,osf]{mathpazo} How do I format mathpazo ...
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Abbreviations in mixed cases in small caps

Some guidelines suggest the use of use small caps for abbreviations. I have an issue with the following one: iTRAQ. Here are some guidelines on mixed small-upper case abbreviations. I do want to keep ...
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letterspacing italic small caps automatically

The MinionPro-It.otf file I am using contains italic small caps, confirmed with otfinfo -f MinionPro-It.otf and cfftot1 MinionPro-It.otf | t1testpage | epstopdf --filter > MinionPro-It.pdf. The ...
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How can I improve my Turkish Small Capitals (XeTeX)

Status update In a private email, Bogusław Jackowski (to whom my sincere thanks) has recognised this as a bug in the TeX Gyre fonts. As the TeX Gyre team are all working hard on another piece of the ...
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How to fake mid-caps with LaTeX? (I.e. How to stretch characters of a font?)

Background As discussed in this question, one would often like to use small caps for abbreviations, however, mixed case acronyms such as OpenMP look rather odd (see example 2 below): The problem ...
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Abbreviations for AM, PM (small caps) for use within \textbf

I have been using \textsc for the abbreviations for AM, PM, but it does not work within \textbf{}. As you can see in the image, within a \textbf{}, it reverts to the normal lower case letter. Ulrike ...
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Small Caps in Gentium Plus after MiKTeX update

I'm using Gentium Plus under XeTeX for quite a long time now, and it always worked like a charm. However, after updating MiKTeX (I'm running version 2.9.4902 now), small caps are not displayed ...
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lualatex: smallcaps and microtype don't work together

Compiling the following MWE with lualatex doesn't produce small caps. There are no font warnings. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfeature{Microtype}{protrusion=default, ...
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Cannot get small caps acronyms to work using glossaries package

I've managed to get glossaries to set the acronyms in the body in small caps in the way I want, but in the list of acronyms they insist on coming out in lower-case. Can anyone (a) tell me what I've ...