FontCapitals FontCapitals FontCapitals FontCapitals Enum

Definition

Describes the capital letter style for a Typography object.

public enum class FontCapitals
public enum FontCapitals
type FontCapitals = 
Public Enum FontCapitals
Inheritance

Fields

AllPetiteCaps AllPetiteCaps AllPetiteCaps AllPetiteCaps 3

Both capital and lowercase letters are replaced with a glyph form of an uppercase letter with the same approximate height. Petite capitals are smaller than small capitals.

AllSmallCaps AllSmallCaps AllSmallCaps AllSmallCaps 1

Both capital and lowercase letters are replaced with a glyph form of an uppercase letter with the same approximate height.

Normal Normal Normal Normal 0

Capital letters render normally.

PetiteCaps PetiteCaps PetiteCaps PetiteCaps 4

Lowercase letters are replaced with a glyph form of an uppercase letter with the same approximate height. Petite capitals are smaller than small capitals.

SmallCaps SmallCaps SmallCaps SmallCaps 2

Lowercase letters are replaced with a glyph form of an uppercase letter with the same approximate height.

Titling Titling Titling Titling 6

Glyph forms are substituted with a typographic form specifically designed for titles.

Unicase Unicase Unicase Unicase 5

Capital letters display in unicase. Unicase fonts render both upper and lowercase letters in a mixture of upper and lowercase glyphs determined by the type designer.

Examples

The following code example shows how to define capitals for the Pescadero font, using properties of the Typography object. When the "SmallCaps" format is used, any leading capital letter is ignored.

<Paragraph FontFamily="Pescadero" FontSize="48">
  <Run>CAPITALS</Run>
  <Run Typography.Capitals="SmallCaps">Capitals</Run>
  <Run Typography.Capitals="AllSmallCaps">Capitals</Run>
</Paragraph>

The following code example shows how to define titling capitals for the Pescadero font, using properties of the Typography object.

<Paragraph FontFamily="Pescadero">
  <Run Typography.Capitals="Titling">chapter one</Run>
</Paragraph>

Remarks

Capitals are a set of typographical forms that render text in capital-styled glyphs. Typically, when text is rendered as all capitals, the spacing between letters can appear too tight, and the weight and proportion of the letters too heavy. OpenType supports a number of styling formats for capitals, including small capitals, petite capitals, titling, and capital spacing. These styling formats allow you to control the appearance of capitals.

The following text displays standard capital letters for the Pescadero font, followed by the letters styled as "SmallCaps" and "AllSmallCaps". In this case, the same font size is used for all three words.

Text using OpenType capitals
Example of capitals

Titling capitals are lighter in weight and proportion and designed to give a more elegant look than normal capitals. Titling capitals are typically used in larger font sizes as headings. The following text displays normal and titling capitals for the Pescadero font. Notice the narrower stem widths of the text on the second line.

Text using OpenType titling capitals
Example of normal and titling capitals

Note

Most OpenType fonts expose only a subset of the total OpenType features available.

Applies to