Small caps will often be slightly or significantly larger than the x-height of the font. Some typefaces have additional small caps which match the x-height and they are called petite caps. Both types can be access through distinct OpenType features: SMCP (small caps) and PCAP (petite capitals).
French: petites capitales
German: kleine Kapitälchen
Related Term(s): Small Caps
By Ralf Herrmann ()
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