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FontCapitals Enumeration

Describes the capital letter style for a Typography object.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

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

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

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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