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Fernando Marco's picture
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Joined: 3 May 2014 - 1:47am
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Hello! Someone in here can help me with Glyphs?? I'm adding the small caps to my font, but actually it's the first time i do this so (this is also my first font), I'm having some troubles: InDesign doesn't make the change of letters when I use the Small Caps button, just from the OpenType window and it works only on the capital letters; and, I dont know neither how to set the case sensitive signs in open type what suffix do I need to put on my glyphs and which Open Type function works for that?
I hope someone can help me with this problem greetings from Mexico!

George Thomas's picture
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Joined: 24 Apr 2000 - 7:46pm
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Fernando, you'll get help directly from the developers if you post your request in the Glyphs forum. They are very responsive.

http://www.glyphsapp.com/forums/

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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And, InDesign not applying true small caps using the Small caps button sadly is the way it's designed, so nothing your or any other font can change.

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Joined: 14 Nov 2010 - 12:22am
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InDesign does apply true small caps when you push the small caps button if the font has them. If not, it makes fake ones. You can specify what size the fake small caps are generated at in preferences. If you set the preference to 100% (full size), the button will never fake the small caps if they aren't in the font.

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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It looks like I use an outdated version of ID. Glad to hear it's been fixed.

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Joined: 3 Sep 2002 - 11:00am
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InDesign has done this since version 1.0 back in the year 2000.

However, the small caps button only invokes 'smcp' to turn lowercase into small caps. Caps to small caps ('c2sc') requires the sub-menu selection. The "all small caps" option does both.

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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Thank you for the clarification.
Since I use “all small caps” almost exclusively, I probably forgot/misremembered what was “wrong” with the button ;-)

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Joined: 14 Nov 2010 - 12:22am
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I'm with you on that one. Would much rather the button was for "all small caps."