◯ collects round counters in Unicode typefaces. To be able to see all characters included in the Unicode, I downloaded around two hundred fonts from numerous sites on the web. Once my typographical palate was complete, I combed the Unicode, collecting the counters in Unicode order. ◯ begins with Basic Latin (0025) and ends in the Variation Sectors Supp. section (1F773).
◯ was written between April and September 2011 and updated for this publication in 2013. Because of this timing, this book documents findings in the Unicode Standard 6.0.
◯ is dedicated to Gabriel Matthey Correa. It was inspired by Jörg Piringer's video portrait of the coding system, Unicode (2011). This web interface was constructed with Seamus Malone. Many thanks for the encouragement and critiques of Brian Ang, Samantha Boudrot, Ramsay Breslin, Ashley Brim, Daniel Ishofsky, Emily McVarish, Kate Robinson, Janey Smith, Ben Su, and my family. I am grateful for the efforts and support of Ugly Duckling Presse editors Carly Dashiell, Michael Newton, and Matvei Yankelevich.