<sc> Small Caps

Used to mark text that should appear in a font that creates smaller capital letters.


The @toggle attribute can control the behavior of the <sc> element. For example, setting the @toggle attribute to “no” would mean that material marked as being in small caps will always be in small caps, even if the context around it is styled in small caps. In contrast, if the @toggle attribute is set to “yes” on an <sc> element, then if the formatting context imposes small caps (whether due to another <sc> element, a stylesheet, some CSS, or other means), then the small caps would be turned off within that context, making the emphasized text emphasized by contrast (typographically distinct from its surroundings) but not in a small caps font.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  sc           (#PCDATA %emphasized-text;)*                 >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | inline-media | chem-struct | inline-formula | abbrev | index-term | index-term-range-end | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | xref | sub | sup)*

Tagged Sample

Small caps highlight jargon

<p>... Sequence comparisons with programs <sc>gapped blast</sc> and
 <sc>psi-blast</sc> (<xref ref-type="bibr" rid="B36">36</xref>) and 434100
 sequences of databases did not find ...</p>