{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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Fall back to all-caps if small-caps shapes are missing

If I use \textsc{xyz} with a font that has no small caps (e.g. Latin Modern Sans), the result is typeset in lower case. Is it possible to fallback to all-caps instead?
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\TeX in small caps?

I'm writing a handout for an informal LaTeX course I'm running. I want to use small caps to highlight important words concepts etc. I mention the editor TeXshop, and since I think the names of editors ...
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Disable smallcaps within \textsc?

How can I disable smallcaps within \textsc{}? I would like to be able to disable/toggle smallcaps on a local level so that something like \textsc{o\textrm{open}mp} looks like ...
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The caption package and letterspacing

Problem Statement I adjusted the caption format for my figures and tables using the caption package, such that the words "Figure" and "Table" are typeset using small caps. Now I want to obtain ...
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How to do extra spacing when using small caps for abbreviations?

The default letter spacing for small capitals seem optimised for use in headlines and such but a bit too cramped for use in abbreviations. How should I do to get the letter spacing more suitably ...
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Larger lowercase small-caps in Times?

The lowercase small-caps provided by the times package are too small for my taste. The lowercase characters appear smaller relative to the uppercase ones than they do in, say, computer modern or ...
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Small Caps Kerning for “Va” in Linux Libtertine (XeTeX)

Has anyone else noticed this kerning error in Linux Libertine small caps...? What are the (1) permanent solution & (2) quick local fix? Pretty important initial combo. Here's the code: %!TEX ...
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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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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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Very strange biblatex style in french archeology

I have many problems with a bibliography style with biblatex. And excuse my english, I'm a French student. I would like a style like this: but after a lot of research I obtained: It is almost ...
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Glossaries package: small caps in body and normal caps in the acronym list

I want a list of acornyms to be printed in normal caps. However, I want small cpas acronyms in the body text. I use glossaries package as the follwoing example. Would you please help? ...
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Minion Pro activate small caps for greek

According to otfinfo, greek small capitals are supported in Minion Pro. otfinfo --script=grek -f MinionPro-Regular.otf ... smcp Small Capitals ... yet the following MWE \documentclass{article} ...
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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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Small capitals if available, normal (large) capitals if not

In French, it is customary to typeset centuries and other numbers in Roman numerals in small capitals if available, or normal (large) capitals if not. If I use \textsc{vi} to typeset "6", I risk it ...
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fontinst and italic small caps

I have a font that is distributed with italic small caps. I'd like to use these with fontinst. Does the current release of fontinst support italic small caps, and if so, what Karl Berry name should I ...
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Fine-tuning letter space for small caps with fontspec

I'd like to have different settings for small caps letter space as a function of font size by using the appropriate fontspec settings when the compilation is done over XeLaTeX. So far I haven't been ...
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A problem with \textsc

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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Small caps for the math mode

How do I make "E" in this equation a small cap? $x^E$
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Set author's name in small caps the first time it appears in the text

I would like to set author names in small caps the first time they appear in the text. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \newcommand{\authorname}{?} \begin{document} When the name ...
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How do I italicise individual words within \scshape

I am currently using mathpazo for the font for my thesis. I want to use smallcaps for my section headings (as you can see in the MWE I have set \allsectionsfont to \scshape. The problem is that I have ...
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Why doesn't \uccode have an effect on \scshape

I thought I had a simple answer to Automatically getting “V” as the capital letter for “u” when typesetting latin by writing something like \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\mytextsc}[1]{%%" ...
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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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Acronym at sentence start: capital or not?

The recommended way of typesetting acronyms is using small caps, e.g.: This technique is called Remote Procedure Calling or {\scshape rpc}. However, if the acronym occurs at the beginning of the ...
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Junicode and Small Caps

How can I use Junicode small caps fonts with LuaLaTeX? The solution posted in textls breaks smallcaps with luatex did not work or I just can't fix it. Example: \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX} ...
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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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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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Create alternative uppercase text automatically with accsupp

This is a follow-up question to Is it possible to provide alternative text to use when copying text from the PDF?. I am essentially trying to redefine textsc/scshape in order to use accsupp ...
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How to determine current font style

It's quite common in film studies to print films in small caps. In my documents I use the command \film{} to do this. I currently have a document which mixes both serif and sans serif fonts. But since ...
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Is there a way to configure a command to affect the following paragraph?

I have made the following small command to insert visible section breaks in a manuscript: \makeatletter \newcommand{\subsectionbreak}{ \vspace{1\baselineskip} \centerline{\char"E030} ...
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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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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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Linux Libertine small caps fail for some Unicode characters

I'm using XeTeX and Linux Libertine, since I want "true" small caps. However it seems that the small caps don't work for certain Unicode characters. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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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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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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Make section font all caps

I am using the following code with sectsty to make all sections use small caps: \sectionfont{\sc} However, I want them all typesetted in lowercase, but the following does not work: ...
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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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Italic small caps in urw-garamond?

I'm using the urw-garamond mathdesign package, which doesn't support italic small-caps. Is there a decent substitute I can use? I've tried the slantsc package with no luck.
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italic small caps in Garamond #3?

I have the OTF files for Garamond #3 LT Pro, supplied by my publisher. I need to use italic small caps. The following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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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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Why the small cap command is ignored?

I have a thesis front page. Would like to write the surnames with small caps. But it doesn't work. See here (the packages are required): \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,draft]{article} \usepackage{url} ...
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printing eprinttype in small caps with biblatex

I'm using biblatex + biber to print the bibliography. I want the eprinttype (PMID in my case) to be printed in small caps just like URL, DOI etc. Here's what I've tryed so far which did not change ...
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Small caps acronyms with classic thesis

In an answer to my question about acronyms in section names with classic thesis I have been suggested to typeset acronyms using \spacedlowsmallcaps: In classicthesis acronyms is typeset with space ...
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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} % ...
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Lower case of the small caps in description

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 ...
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Theorems in classicthesis with \spacedlowsmallcaps as headerfont

I am using the classicthesis package and would like to add custom Theorems and Proof styles. I am also using the amsthm package. Page 10 & 11 of the manual for classicthesis show a sample code in ...
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How to make only specific entries in glossaries list small caps

I'm wondering how to make just specific entries in a glossary package acronym list appear in small caps. I found other threads where someone has asked how to make all entries small caps but not how to ...
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Biblatex (footcite) and microtype

Biblatex is configured so that all author names are written in small caps and microtype is set to to adjust the spacing between the small cap letters a la \SetTracking{ encoding = *, shape = sc }{ 45 ...
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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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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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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?