Why are there uppercase small caps?

fi's picture

???

blank's picture

Because lowercase small caps are an Opentype feature not supported by Indesign. Since the demise of GX fonts uppercase small caps are all we get.

Stephen Coles's picture


You may need to elaborate on your question.

fi's picture

I can't see a difference the uppercase roman and uppercase sc on any of the fonts in my small library.

[but yeah this thread is pretty bad.]

charles ellertson's picture

I think I see what he is saying. He has a "small caps" font in the old Type 1 format, with full caps in the uppercase position, and small caps in the lowercase position.

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fi, this illegitimate (i.e., bastard) format is just that. A way around the hard-wired encoding of the old Mac & Windows operating systems. It has nothing to do with proper naming.

Jan's picture

I can’t see a difference [between] the uppercase roman and uppercase sc on any of the fonts in my small library.

Because there is none. Caps are caps.
But what if you want to reformat a line of text set in roman to sc?
Do you only select the lowercase letters and reformat, or do you rather select the whole line?

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