Acronyms in headers/lists – small caps?

I am doing my resume right now, and I have a lot of acronyms. I’m using an OpenType font, so I’ve always put those acronyms in small caps. I’ve never quite been sure what to do, though, when a heading line or a list item begins with an acronym. When it begins with any other word, I would capitalize that first word. But with an acronym that’s set in small caps, do I bump the first letter up to regular caps? Looks weird, to my eye.

Small caps alone

Small caps alone

Small caps with full caps

Small caps with full caps

Answer

Butterick’s guide to typography is my go-to typographical reference, here’s what it says on the matter:

With small caps, it’s your call whether to use reg­u­lar cap­i­tal
let­ters at the be­gin­ning of cap­i­tal­ized words. I pre­fer not to.

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Source : Link , Question Author : spoko , Answer Author : Tin Man

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