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What is the convention when mixing small caps and lower case in the same word?
For instance, if I am setting all abbreviations in small caps, I might have the phrase ‘he had two DVDs on his shelf’. How do I stop it looking like ‘he had two DVDS on his shelf’ (you have to imagine these large caps are small caps!).
Another example might be a possessive. ‘the new DVD’s cover was blank’. In theory it's okay, but in some typefaces the lower case S actually comes out larger than the small caps, which looks a little striking.
Are there any conventions here? Or tips people have found from experience look best when mixing small caps and lower case in the same word?
All best wishes,