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Small Caps Generator

Abc -> Abc

Generate small caps that work pretty much everywhere.

Type something below, click to copy,
then paste the results wherever you like.

What are small caps ?

Put simply; small caps are lowercase letters that resemble uppercase letters:

Aaa Bbb Ccc

When to use small caps?

Small caps are a subtle way to add emphasis to your writing.

They're an authoritative and official looking alternative to
italics or boldface —and quieter than ALLCAPS.

You can use them wherever you feel it's right, but they have some specific uses too:


They're often used instead of ALLCAPS to print acronyms, preventing them from seeming SHOUTED.

e.g. I love NASCAR. I also love nasa .

Acronyms are spoken as a single word
e.g. unesco, nasa, gif

Initialisms are spoken letter by letter
e.g. sos, dvd, ufo

Garner's Modern American Usage

am and pm

Though not a rule—many editors prefer to uses small caps for am and pm .

e.g. class starts at 8 am and finishes at 4 pm

At the beginning of a block of text

Some publications use small caps for the first few words of an article or chapter in a book. Usually to help the reader transition from a drop capital into regular lower case letters.

So, how does this generator work?

This generator replaces standard Unicode characters with non-standard ones—mostly characters used in the International Phonetic Alphabet:

International Phonetic Alphabet

ᴀ ʙ ᴄ ᴅ ᴇ ɢ ʜ ɪ ᴊ ᴋ ʟ ᴏ ᴘ ʀ ᴛ ᴜ ᴠ ᴡ ʏ ᴢ

Basic Latin

ǫ s x



The IPA is a standardized system of phonetic notation—it's used to represent the sound of language. You often see it in dictionary entries:

dingbat noun ding·bat |\ˈdiŋ-ˌbat\ 1 : a typographical symbol or ornament (such as *, ¶, or ✠)

Miriam Webster

These characters are not intended to be used as small caps, but in many contexts—including social media posts, bios and email—they're the only option.

Where can you use these?

Everywhere—pretty much.

Social Media

They work on reddit, instagram, facebook, twitter, and other social media sites.

Web Browsers

You can use the small caps generator to name bookmarks and folders in your web browser.

Developers — they also work in title tags, the console, and even URLs.

first published — 9 October 2019
last update — 9 October 2019