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

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: \smallCaps is a copy of \caps [?!]
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 15:57:39 -0400

Hi Nicolas,

\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.

Thanks for the explanation.

Would it be possible to repurpose \caps to do what it actually says, i.e., turn text to UPPERCASE?
Can I make this happen easily in Scheme alone?


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