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

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

Typical questions include the correct use of small caps; which font sets provide small caps and solutions when a chosen or mandated font does not have a small caps font included by default; whether and how to handle special cases such as small caps in mathmode, bold, slanted and italic.

There is a Wikipedia article on small caps.

There are a few different ways to achieve this effect in LaTeX.

  • The command \textsc{} will convert letters into small caps.
  • {\scshape} acts as a switch to turn small caps on within a group of braces; in particular, it can combine with other formatting switches.
  • \sc is deprecated. Don't use it.

Note that there's no \mathsc command, unlike other kinds of formatting.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I get small caps in bold?
  2. How can I get the small-caps effect in LaTeX?
  3. What does LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape OT1/cmr/bx/sc undefined mean?
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