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Thread: Gravestone Text

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    Gravestone Text

    Our fathers gravestone reads JOHN D O'DELL Sr , my question is, since the name is in caps should the ' r ' in Sr be small cap. It's a military grave marker and I assume it's proper but my sisters think the ' r ' should be a capitol letter.

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    Re: Gravestone Text

    small cap or lower case. Not full capital.

    If it is a military marker, is there not a guide to how this kind of thing is done?

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    Re: Gravestone Text

    When Anglika says 'small cap' she means something more than 'capital letter that is a bit smaller than usual'. A 'small cap' has the shape of a capital letter, but the 'x-height' of a lower-case letter.


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