I have seen the following before in different math publications. Could anyone explain how the words 'GMRES, CG, BICGSTAB' are being created to give them that condensed typeface?

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  • \textsc{GMRES}
    – user2478
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 14:32
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    @Herbert you mean \textsc{gmres}! Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 14:40
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    Welcome to TeX - LaTeX! These are "small capitals" font. Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 14:42

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This typeface is called small caps, and is produced with the \textsc macro.

Krylov Subspace Methods (KSMs), such as \textsc{gmres},
\textsc{cg},\textsc{bicgstab} and numerous...


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    In many typefaces, "small caps" are actually "petite caps." The OP's example seems to be true small caps, which are noticeably taller than lowercase letters. Petite caps are about the same size as lowercase.
    – user103221
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 18:09

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