Re: "small caps"
From: Norman L. DeForest (af380_at_chebucto.ns.ca)
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 19:22:44 -0300
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On Sun, 5 Sep 2004 Gary@chebucto.ns.ca wrote:
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> On Sun, 5 Sep 2004 17:43:01 -0400, "Uncle Mortimer" <email@example.com>
> >"Gabriele Neukam" <Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@t-online.de> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >> On that special day, Kurt, (email@example.com) said...
> >> > Small Caps? :-)
> >> (sigh) non-caps, small letters, dunno the proper term.
> >Non-capital I would guess, "upper case" and "lower case" are printing (typesetting) terms
> Yes, I actually saw those cases once (next to some old printing
> equipment). Also, where would "caps" fit in here? Is "small caps" a
> printing term too?
I think so.
Where I have seen "small caps" used is in referring to a font where upper
and lower case are the same shape but just different sizes. In the
following image (which I can keep in my directory for a week but no
guarantee after that), the font on the left has normal upper-case and
lower-case while the font on the right is an "all-caps" font with large
caps for upper-case and small caps in place of lower-case.
Death in the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett speaks IN ALL CAPITALS
LIKE THIS and it is typeset with large and small caps. See _Mort_ or
An HTML equivalent that would work on some browsers might be something
T<font size="-1">HIS IS IN SMALL CAPS EXCEPT FOR THE FIRST
Mixed-Case, UPPER-CASE, lower-case, and S<font size="-1">MALL</font>
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