{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 test whether small caps are available with the current font?

Is it possible to test, in the document body, whether small caps are available with the current font (both for pdf(la)tex and xe(la)tex)? What I'd like to do is something like: \usepackage{xifthen} .....
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Mixing uppercase, lowercase, and small caps?

The problem I want to follow The Economist's example for annoyingly mixed-case words: letterspace them, capitalize the first letter according to normal rules, and set all other capitals as small ...
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LatinModern is messing up with my ToC

Today I asked a question about the ToC formatting and I came up with a very unique macro that resolve all of my problems, but when I just began to enjoy the "answer" given another problem took me at ...
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combine \oldstylenums and \textsc

I would like to have a command that combines \oldstylenums for numbers in the argument and \textsc for text in the argument. I believe that a solution using some for loop is possible, but I think ...
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Writing bold small caps with mathpazo package

The URW Palldio font (mathpazo package) does not provide bold small caps. To get round this issue, I'd want to make a macro to use small caps usually and normal caps in bold text. I tried this code: ...
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Using small caps roman for chapter number with memoir class

I want to use small caps roman numbers for chapter numbering using memoir. So far I have tried the following: \documentclass[oneside]{memoir} \usepackage[osf]{mathpazo} \def\thechapter{{\scshape\...
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MakeIndex in Spanish

I've tried to use MakeIndex with the spanish package babel. I want to add to the index some words witch are written in the Introduccion, that is numbered with roman numbers in Small Caps. But in this ...
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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 ...
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Matching punctuation size to small caps

Normal apostrophes are too big for small caps and this is making my running headers look weird. I'm getting around this by shrinking each apostrophe to \footnotesize and lowering it by -0.55ex. ...
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Use small caps in bibliography for institutional authors

I'm using biblatex-apa to define the layout of my bibliography. Now I'm citing several (internal) documents from institutions or news websites, which now appear in the document using their ...
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Linux Libertine does not show Greek SmallCaps

According to the Linux Libertine font tester you can have Greek small caps. However the following example does not yield the desirable result: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \...
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Removing ligatures for small caps in TeX4HT

The Amazon Kindle has a default font which features small caps and ligatures, but not ligatures for small caps. For this reason, when it sees ligatures (even common ones, such as "ff"), it renders them ...
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Small caps for the math mode

How do I make "E" in this equation a small cap? $x^E$
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Small caps in fontspec on XeLaTeX

I'm trying to typeset my document with Times with XeLaTeX. Because Times does not include small caps, I want to use TeX Gyre Termes only for small caps. I tried this method, but it didn't work. A ...
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Redefine \textsc for slightly large small caps

In most fonts, the small caps are as tall as the x-height, but this looks weird when you want to tack an 's' onto the end of an abbreviation to make it plural (discussed in depth on typophile). I can ...
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Set tracking for small caps selected by \scshape

If a font family doesn't have a bold font, it makes sense to me to use small caps instead. But when I redefine \bfseries to mean \scshape, there's no tracking in those small caps. How can I set that? ...
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Small caps with CMSS?

How can I use small caps with the CMSS font? When trying to set fontshape to "sc" I get a serif font or just no change (if I use fonthshapealone): result of example below: \documentclass[11pt]{...
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Linux Libertine Biolinum xelatex and lualatex

This is actually two questions rolled into one. Consider the example file below: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} % \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX,Numbers=OldStyle,Scale=...
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Where does XeLaTeX look for smallcaps shapes in fonts?

In response to a deleted post, here is my attempt at formulating a question to an answer: Where does XeLaTeX look for smallcaps shapes in fonts, on an Ubuntu system?
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Faking small caps in XeLaTeX

In the post Fake small caps with XeTeX/fontspec? I have found the following definitions to fake small caps \def\mycommand{\bgroup\obeyspaces\mycommandaux} \def\mycommandaux#1{\mycommandauxii #1\...
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Description list using package enumitem: how to force lowercase small caps and align body text?

I'm trying to format a description list with small caps for the labels and have the body text a standard distance from the left margin. When I use capitals in the labels (in the real list they are ...
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surnames in small cap with nameauth package

I use now the \package{nameauth}. I just want to have the same form of names presentation in my work (the first & the other) with only the surname or mononym in small capitals in my text & ...
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How to force label of a \caption{} to be lower case?

The idea is to have the label of a caption (table in my case, but it shouldn't matter which one, really) to be in small caps and lowercase. Now, I managed to get them in the color that I want, and in ...
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first occurrence of Name with or without forename in nameauth package

I ask this question about nameauth package format last month. You can see there my configuration who didn't change. I use the good solution of @greyshade but I have now to other problems with nameauth ...