[scribus] Small Caps in Scribus

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Jul 8 23:52:11 UTC 2018

On 07/08/2018 06:47 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 07/08/2018 06:34 PM, Bert Driehuis wrote:
>> Dear Ralf,
>>> 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.
>> The "Small Caps" feature in the story editor to the best of my
>> knowledge still uses "fake" small caps. If you have an OpenType font
>> with true Small Caps, I would expect that you can select those in the
>> Text Properties dialog under the Font Features settings group,
>> available since Scribus 1.5.3. I can't find an OpenType font with true
>> small caps quickly so I can't test, but I verified I can select Old
>> Style Numerals or Lining Numerals on fonts that support OpenType
>> Features.
> I think he's obviously talking about real small caps, since these
> choices are only available (in Font Features sub tab of Text Properties)
> for fonts with real small caps.

I should have added they're also available in Character Style settings,
as Ralf suggests, in the Font Features tab. There you can also set the
position of the small caps.


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