Template:Small-caps

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Usage

This template simplifies formatting text in Small caps, where lowercase letters are replaced with smaller capital letters. {{sc}} may be used for shorthand; the broad usage of this template has made an abbreviated version convenient.

Example

{{small-caps|Small caps}}
{{sc|Small caps}}

Small caps

Misuse for capitalisation

The use of this template to simulate smaller capitalised text is semantically incorrect:

* {{small-caps|this is incorrect. grammatically, there should be capitals in this sentence.}}
* {{x-smaller|THIS IS CORRECT. IT IS CAPITALS, BUT IN A SMALLER FONT}}
* {{all small caps|This is also correct. It is the "small-caps" variant but the text is not all lowercase when copied.}}
  • this is incorrect. grammatically, there should be capitals in this sentence.
  • THIS IS CORRECT. IT IS CAPITALS, BUT IN A SMALLER FONT
  • This is also correct. It is the "small-caps" variant but the text is not all lowercase when copied.

While it may look similar, the first one has problems:

  • It copy-pastes as lowercase text, because the CSS only affects styling, not the content.
  • Viewers that do not handle the CSS used for small-caps (font-variant) will display the text as all lowercase.

The template {{all small caps}} can be used to request the special small-caps glyphs (generally slightly proportionally wider than simply making the font smaller) for all letters, uppercase or lowercase, without having the text copy-paste as lowercase.

See also