I am using IEEE document class in conference mode. I want to use a special word: name of my protocol inside the section title. The word has the form: aBCD/eFGH. Since each word of the whole section heading is capitalized, this word also gets capitalized.

I have search this site and have tried to use package textcase but it does not help.

  • IEEEtran sets the \section header in \normalfont\normalsize\scshape. Do you just want to remove the capitalization, or set it in a different font as well?
    – Werner
    May 24, 2013 at 14:04
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  • You might consider just sticking with your section title as it is. I think it's quite clear that the small capitals A and E are intended to be read as lowercase. A risk of setting them in lowercase proper is that you lose some typographical consistency. May 24, 2013 at 14:21

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IEEEtran sets section headings in smallcaps. If you use \textup{a}, you can cancel the smallcaps temporarily. In the code snippet below, I have fixed the a, but left the e as a small capital, for comparison. Subsections and subsubsections aren't affected.


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