[scribus] Small Caps in Scribus

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Jul 8 22:31:26 UTC 2018

On 07/08/2018 03:34 PM, Ralf Mattes wrote:
> Hello list,
> can someone elicidate me on Scribus' handling of small capitals? I have an OTF font with "true" small capitals
> and the character style property dialog offers me:
> - Default Capitals
> - Small Capitals
> - Small Capitals from Capitals
> What is what? Wich option do I need to select to get the small caps glyphs from the font?
> Furthermore - if I import text in the XTG format, when I markup parts with the <H> tag (which
> is supposed to switch on small caps) Scribus gives me what looks like scaled down glyphs.

Hi Ralf,

As I play with this a bit using Montserrat font:

Default Capitals makes no use of small caps. You must manually
capitalize, and these are normal sized caps.

Small Capitals makes all of your lowercase letters small caps.
Manually-created caps are normal size, not small caps.

Small Capitals from Capitals uses small caps for any letters that you
capitalize manually. Lowercase letters remain lowercase.

Presumably you want the middle option.


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