Proper small caps support

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Proper small caps support

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Is there any possibility of getting true small caps support instead of a work around of converting any lower case letters to upper case and then using the font size tag on only those converted characters?
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Re: Proper small caps support

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Greetings mathetes,
Could you explain the usage so we can understand better. Since it is not built directly into the viewer we are using, I believe the way it done is pretty good. However, is there a case scenario where this does not work?
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When creating a module, I automatically search for any words using a particular character style in my document and then tag those words before converting the file to a text file. It would be nicer if I didn't need to go to the extra work of determining which characters in a small caps word are in lower case letters and then only tag them and convert to uppercase. It's unfortunate that the viewer can't handle that directly.
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Perhaps I am misunderstanding.
Are we talking about the size of uppercase characters?
Or something that automatically converts characters to uppercase?
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Sorry I reread a few times are we talking about \scaps tag in rtf?
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\caps seems to work but not \scaps
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I've contacted our viewer developer about \scaps which doesn't seem to work.
\caps does.
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I would be talking about the \scaps tag. Instead of \scaps, a tag defining a -1 size font needs to be used after converting the lower case characters to upper case. And of course defining a -1 font size can't be used on any uppercase characters that are supposed to be upper case that happen have a small caps style, because they would then also be downsized.
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The viewer's developer got back to us: "This tag [\scaps] does not work because TRichView does not support small-caps feature yet (and it is not planned for near future, sorry)"
So the best work around is {\caps words} or \caps words\caps0 then adjust \fs# [edit]
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Mathetes, please can you give some example cases of the use of small caps. We can pass this info to the control developer if requested.
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L[ORD], G[OD], J[EHOVAH], etc., as they are in many printed Bibles.
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