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visible shape: 3x3 px / total advance width: 4px

Glyph: O Name: O Unicode: 004F

Latin Capital Letter O

2017-10-09 Week 41/2017 posted by RFI

The O is a good example of just how extreme the scale is that Minima occupies. At three pixels for capital letters, the perfect representation of a circle is a square.

[Pixel intersections of a deflating circle. Animation.]

It's not just an optical illusion. It's a true island of stability just shortly before the monadic collapse.

[Minimatype präsentiert: Die Quadratur des Kreises. O. (Minimatype presents: Squaring the Circle. O.) Black on white square within colored rectangular block.]

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