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Glyph: ( Name: parenleft Unicode: 0028

Left Parenthesis

2017-10-16 Week 42/2017 posted by RFI

Sleek and stylish in appearance, these parentheses () almost look like they were made to contain information about prizes won at the Sundance Film Festival. Like all larger punctuation symbols, they exceed capital letters in height. This is true for most typefaces and writing styles, albeit often to a lesser extent.

(WINNER / sundance / BEST TITLE DESIGN). Large parentheses. Yellow text against bright sunlight, sky, larger pond with reflection, leafless trees, lense flare.

Of course, Minima has square brackets [] too, as well as curly braces {}. All empty sets automatically feature a slight, sub-space padding (while filled sets do not).

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