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Re: \smallCaps is a copy of \caps [?!]

From: Nicolas Sceaux
Subject: Re: \smallCaps is a copy of \caps [?!]
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 21:47:59 +0200

Le 8 sept. 09 à 14:43, Kieren MacMillan a écrit :

Hello all,

1. Can anyone explain the logic behind the decision to make \smallCaps and \caps do the same thing?

\caps used to change the font shape to caps, which is available in eg
ccm, but not in CenturySchoolBook. So when the later was the default
font, \caps had no effect.
A hackish \smallCaps was developped, which change lower case letters to
smaller upper case letters.

So at some point, the two were different commands, one working only with
fonts that had the caps shape variant, and the other, more ugly, but which
works with the default font.

In the end, because of the numerous questions about why \caps has no effect,
it was decided to be made identical to \smallCaps.

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