[NTG-context] typeface question: no small capped

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Fri Aug 18 06:12:18 CEST 2006

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:

> On Aug 16, 2006, at 11:27 PM, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
>> I want to write a conference paper according to IEEE (latex) format,
>> and this involves copying all the bad font choices in IEEEtran.cls
>> (Times text, cm math, ughh...). I need smallcaps only for section
>> titles, so right now I am doing a local switch to latin modern for the
>> section titles. This is what IEEEtran.cls also does. Do you think that
>> faking smallcaps from Times will look better? If so, how can I fake
>> smallcaps?
>> Thanks,
>> Aditya
> Faking is already implemented: \kap{foo} (see cont-eni, chapter 5.7).

Why is there no "true" faking. I mean with \kap (or \cap or 
\smallcapped, all of which are the same), the faked text does not look 
like small caps. Compare the output of

{\sc Introduction Again}
\smallcapped{Introduction Again}

Why is there nothing along the lines of the following (unless I missed 
something in core-fnt.tex)


\mysmallcapped{Introduction Again}

I agree that this does not look great, but does look better than using 
lm small caps with times text.

> You decide if this is uglier than using latin modern for section
> titles. I have actually bought a couple of professional fonts, and
> once you've seen the real McCoy, you'll find the fake ones repulsive.
> But most people won't even realize, I guess.

Sad but true. Hopefully the STIX fonts will be released[1] and I will 
be able to use real small caps with a times like font.


[1] I checked their website and it was updated yesterday. Looks like 
they will finally make a release :)

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