small caps


Small caps are small versions of uppercase characters designed to harmonise with surrounding lowercase letters.

Typotheque webfont system offers a possibility to apply Small Caps replacing the standard lower case letters with true small capitals. Sometimes people accidentally turn this feature on, which results in seeing all capital text. You can turn the Small Caps on and off at any time directly in your...
Software applications which do not support OpenType layout features (check which software does support OTF features) can only display the default forms of letters and numbers. Typotheque fonts designed for small sizes usually use Old Style figures, while fonts designed for headlines use Lining figures.
Because web browsers do not support OpenType layout features, we built a system that generates font files on the fly and can apply OpenType features directly to the file. This enables us to support true small caps as well as various styles of numerals.
Yes you can. Our CSS is designed to recognise local fonts, and if the given font is installed locally it is used first. In that case the webfonts are not used, so no bandwidth is consumed.
Unfortunately, web browsers do not support OpenType layout features (yet). But the Typotheque webfont system generates font files on the fly, and can apply OpenType features directly to the file in the process. This enables us to support true small caps as well as various styles of numerals.
Regular Typotheque fonts support over 100 languages and advanced typographic features such as small caps, different numeral styles, alternative characters and special symbols. Web browsers, however, can access only a small fraction of those characters. Removing these inaccessible features makes the files much smaller, so they download much quicker.
Many of the special characters in our typefaces are activated by turning on the appropriate features in your application. For example, you can select a segment of text and convert it to small caps or to superior letters without having to retype it.
Since the OpenType font format allows more than 65,000 characters to reside within a single font file, there is now no need to have separate fonts for small capitals when using an OpenType-savvy application such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator or PhotoShop.
If you only work with Latin-based languages (e.g. English, French, Polish, Czech or Turkish) then our OpenType Std fonts will meet your needs. If you also require support of Vietnamese, Russian or Greek, then you’ll need OpenType Pro fonts.