{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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Weird behavior when using small caps and slanted fonts with fontspec in XeLaTeX

I use XeLaTeX and the fontspec package. Now, I like to use Linux Libertine as standard font. The slanted (not italics) characters are stored in a different font. Now, to use them with \slshape, I ...
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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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Problem with kerning using LuaLaTeX

I am having a problem with kerning while using LuaLaTeX. In my example, the pair “AT” does not render well. This is clear by comparing LuaLaTeX output with XeLaTeX's, which from the same code renders ...
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Colored Small Caps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Small Caps and Bold Face I'm trying to get some bold, colored, small-cap text. I've tried different variations, including: {\bf \textcolor{blue}{\textsc{text}}} and ...
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Uppercase Smallcaps with LaTeX (not XeLaTeX)?

In XeLaTeX there is an UppercaseSmallCaps font option (as mentioned in this question for example) that will cause upper-case letters to be rendered in small-caps and lower-case letters to remain. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which LaTeX font packages contain real small caps and work with the “microtype” package?

I'm wondering which font packages are available in MikTeX and TeXLive containing real small caps and also work together with the "microtype" package? For instance, kpfonts has real small caps but ...
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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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Break line inside \proc?

I'm using clrscode to typeset my algorithms. This package provides the \proc command in order to typeset the name of a procedure with some nice small-caps. In a text paragraph I refer to some ...
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Best free Baskerville font with small caps

I have been using the Baskervald font for a document but have realised that small caps do not work with it. Instead lowercase letters are used. Is there a better free option if you want these features ...
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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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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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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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How can I produce TeX Gyre Pagella smallcaps using xelatex?

Here's my input file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{TeXGyrePagella} \begin{document} abcde ABCDE {\scshape abcde ABCDE} \textsc{abcde ABCDE} ...
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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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Latino Elongated, XeTeX and small capitals

I'm using the Latino Elongated LET font with XeTeX and I can't get small capitals to display: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfamily\lelong{Latino Elongated LET} ...
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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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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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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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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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OpenType Kerkis and bold Small Caps with greek

Kerkis font is an OpenType font that has Greek glyphs Small Caps both for regular and bold shapes. The names of the OTF files are KerkisSmallCaps.otf and KerkisSmallCaps-Bold.otf. When I compile the ...
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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: ...
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Upper case author names for BST file (based on APA)

I have created a .bst file using makebst. It is based on the APA style. I have compared the .bst file to other bst files, and trying unsuccessfully to put the authors in the bibliography in capitals. ...
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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} ...
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To make the russians and greeks authors' surnames in small caps in biblatex

I'm writing a bachelor in French and when I cited books in Russian and Greek the authors' surnames wasn't displayed in footnotes and in bibliography in small caps, in the same text there are no such ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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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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bold small caps with mathpazo

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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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 ...