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FontCapitals Enumeration

Describes the capital letter style for a Typography object.

Namespace: System.Windows
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

public enum FontCapitals
public enum FontCapitals
public enum FontCapitals
<object property="EnumerationValue" .../>

 Member nameDescription
AllPetiteCapsBoth 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. 
AllSmallCapsBoth capital and lowercase letters are replaced with a glyph form of an uppercase letter with the same approximate height. 
NormalCapital letters render normally. 
PetiteCapsLowercase letters are replaced with a glyph form of an uppercase letter with the same approximate height. Petite capitals are smaller than small capitals. 
SmallCapsLowercase letters are replaced with a glyph form of an uppercase letter with the same approximate height. 
TitlingGlyph forms are substituted with a typographic form specifically designed for titles. 
UnicaseCapital 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. 

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.

Example of capitals


Text using OpenType 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.

Example of normal and titling capitals


Text using OpenType titling capitals
NoteNote:

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

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>

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0
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