# \textsc does not make small caps

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

\documentclass{article}

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


yields no small caps.

What am I doing wrong?

• 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
• 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

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