On Mon, 5 Jun 2006, Petr Tomasek wrote:

> Hello!
> I'd like to ask, what's the status of  PANGO_VARIANT_SMALL_CAPS?

Unfortunately it seems like it's not quite implemented at this
time.  Not for the fontconfig backend at least.


> Is it working and if yes, how is it supposed to work?
> I.e. does it require special fonts with the small-caps variant?
> Does it work with fontconfig then? I haven't found any (free)
> fonts that would work with it - the only fonts I found are
> the TeX's cscsc*, but they are not recognized as such with fc/pango.
> Shouldn't it rather just use normal fonts scaling them appropriately?
> (Small caps are often used as unobtrusive way of emphasizing text
> beside italics, for example to mark names of authors/editors in bibliographies,
> so it is a typographic feature, that is quite important...)
> Thanks a lot!
> Petr Tomasek


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