It's bad to use fake smallcaps, and true smallcaps formatting would benefit a number of sites. Role-playing Games, for example, has a convention of formatting game terminology in the same manner as in its manuals. Polaris (and a number of similar games from the same author) uses smallcaps to denote certain kinds of game terms. Could we get smallcaps implemented if a community decides they want it?

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    This should probably be on the per-site Meta. – user58 Feb 19 '17 at 20:47
  • I wanted to ask if an implementation would be a reasonable feature request. Like, what are the technological/development hurdles? (If you still think that goes elsewhere I'll delete this, I just wanna check) – the dark wanderer Feb 19 '17 at 20:48
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    We have also encountered this problem on ELU, where it makes it impossible to accurately reproduce the formatting conventions of certain dictionaries. However, there wasn't community consensus about whether they were necessary: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/2433/… – sumelic Feb 19 '17 at 20:50
  • I don't think MarkDown supports small caps yet, but it would be nice – paulzag Aug 11 '17 at 4:34
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    SE site English Language Learners has some posts that use a small caps constructed with subscript & superscript. See 1. This is difficult, and a smallcaps Markdown syntax might be helpful. (My understanding is that official Markdown does not include this feature yet). The linked meta Q&A makes a very good case that "extended unicode" is not the right way to do Small caps. – whiskeychief May 13 at 10:11

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