I am trying to use small caps and boldface styles together in beamer but it is not producing the desired output. How is possible to use both styles without changing too much the default beamer's font?

By the way, I tried the answers given here for a similar question but they only seem to work within the article class.

Here is a MWE:


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And its output:enter image description here

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    Note that extensive use of small-caps in a presentation is likely not a good idea as it will make it more difficult to read. If you are using them just for abbreviations or something, that is probably fine. But I wouldn't use them for titles etc.
    – cfr
    Nov 15, 2014 at 23:37
  • Thanks, @cfr. Indeed I was thinking of using it for part titles, so I will take your advice. Nevertheless, I am still interested in an answer.
    – epsilone
    Nov 16, 2014 at 0:42
  • Yes, the answer has independent interest since bold small caps, while not traditional, may be useful in other documents (e.g. when there are not screen-reading issues involved).
    – cfr
    Nov 16, 2014 at 0:44

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The sans-serif default font does not have small capitals.

You can use a different font, eg KP Sans-Serif. With \usepackage[sfmath]{kpfonts} in the preambule it produces the following result:

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  • Thanks @Benoa441, I see that this font allows to do what I want to. The bad part is that I find its math font less appealing than the sans-serif one (the same also for plain text, but I guess I could get used in this case).
    – epsilone
    Nov 16, 2014 at 0:40
  • How would one do this for serif?
    – Translunar
    Mar 31, 2015 at 19:55
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    You can use {\rmfamily{\textbf{\textsc{Test}}}, but it's not the clever method if you had lot of text. In this case, you can prefer \usefonttheme{serif} and \textbf{\textsc{Test}} Mar 31, 2015 at 21:45

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