I try to produce small caps for abbreviations like "AM" or "PM". However, this code


The flight to Krakow departs at 6:30 \textsc{AM}.

yields no small caps.

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What am I doing wrong?

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    Capital letters in the small caps font are the same as in the normal font; it should be \textsc{am}, if you want a difference. It's better to think to the font as “caps and small caps”. – egreg Mar 12 '16 at 12:27
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    Ah, well. That makes sense. Sometimes you don't see the wood for the trees... – KarlKlammer Mar 12 '16 at 12:42
  • @egreg: If you want, you can put your comment into an answer so at least other people can benefit from my stupidity. :-) – KarlKlammer Mar 13 '16 at 16:06

The font shape commonly known as “small caps” is actually Capitals and small capitals, meaning that uppercase letters are like the standard capital letters in the normal shape, whereas lowercase letters are small capitals.

So you want \textsc{am}, if you want reduced size of the capital letters.

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