[Tex/LaTex] Use of \scshape or \textsc in beamer \institute

beamerfontssmall-caps

I need to set a piece of my \institute name in small caps in my beamer presentation.

Now I set:

\institute{Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell'Infomazione \\ Corso di Laurea
in: {\scshape Sicurezza dei Sistemi e delle Reti Informatiche}}


but the small caps setting is completely ignored. Same for \textsc{}

Any clue?

The small caps command has not the desired effect if your font doesn't provide a small caps shape. If necessary, switch to a font family which supports it. Here's an example showing that it works with \rmfamily:

\documentclass{beamer}
\title{A sample document}
\subtitle{for demonstrating small caps in an institute name}
\author{Author}
\institute{Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell'Infomazione \\
Corso di Laurea  in: {\rmfamily\scshape Sicurezza dei Sistemi e delle
Reti Informatiche}}
\date{\today}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}


So the solution is, choose another font or at least another font weight, family or shape of which there's a small caps variant.