[XeTeX] Small Caps in Latex

Jon Breitenbucher kahless at mac.com
Thu Jul 1 19:38:06 CEST 2004

On Jul 1, 2004, at 8:30 AM, Atip Asvanund wrote:

> Thank you very much. I used the following and it is working. However 
> when
> I extended it to some Non-OTF built-in fonts, like Lucinda Grand or
> Lucida Bright, this scheme, or the scheme that works with Hoefler Text
> appears to not work.
> Is there a standard method I can follow that would declare small caps 
> for
> all fonts that I may end up using in the future?
> Thank you,
> Atip
> BTW., I find your files very helpful, and I feel that they should
> defintely be included in to the XeTeX distribution for others. I just
> joined the mailing list a few days ago, so I must have missed your 
> earlier
> posting.

It appears you have hit the problem I just mentioned in my last post. 
Lucida Bright is TrueType(?) and has no AAT features as reported by 
AAT-info.tex. Lucida Grande(note the e) does not seem to support small 
caps, at least that is how I interpret the output of AAT-info.tex. 
Unfortunately, not all fonts support all possible features. In 
particular fonts that are intended to be used as display fonts may only 
support a small set of glyphs. There is a nice document on Adobe's site 
discussing typography. It can be accessed at 

If Jonathan would like to include the files, I would be flattered. At 
this stage I think they are a work in progress.
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Jon Breitenbucher
The College of Wooster
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Wooster, Ohio 44691

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