RE: Small caps vs. regular caps

Subject: RE: Small caps vs. regular caps
From: Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: Haim Roman <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:04:57 +0000

Haim Roman [haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com] wrote:

> I'm writing a style guide. Certain info is to be in small caps, but the
> beginning of words are to be in regular, big caps. Is there a recognized
> term for such caps to distinguish them from small caps?

"The first letter of the word is a full-height cap; the following letters are
small caps" would be one clear way to describe that. Another would be
"The first letter of the word is capitalized, and the remaining lowercase
letters are converted to small caps".

If appropriate, you might want to note that this style is automatically
produced when Microsoft Word is told to use the "Small caps" effect.

And an example showing the style would be worth a thousand words
describing it.

> Also, how to specify that a phrase is to capitalized according to the rules
> for titles? That is, "the" & "of" would not be capitalized?

Title case.

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