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Re: caps and fontCaps don’t work as expected

From: James Lowe
Subject: Re: caps and fontCaps don’t work as expected
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 11:33:43 +0100 (BST)


On Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:18:13 -0700, Aaron Hill <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 2019-07-04 12:04 am, Malte Meyn wrote:
> > Hi list,
> > 
> > \caps doesn’t work if unless it’s the very last markup command before
> > the actual text.
> > 
> > \fontCaps seems to have no effect at all. Shouldn’t it enable the smcp 
> > feature?
> \caps is basically just an alias for \smallCaps which is the so-called 
> "poor man's" small caps.  It appears to require the immediately 
> following argument to be a string in order to work.  It will not be able 
> to traverse to the string behind a \bold for instance.
> \fontCaps sets the font-shape to 'caps, which means you need a font 
> installed that supports that font-shape.  This is not the same thing as 
> OpenType caps, from what I can tell.
> \override #'(font-features . ("smcp")) is the (only?) way to use 
> OpenType features to select small caps.
> -- Aaron Hill

Also see https://sourceforge.net/p/testlilyissues/issues/1482/



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