Enclosed C

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Not to be confused with the copyright symbol ©.

Enclosed C or circled Latin C ( or ) is a typographical symbol. As one of many enclosed alphanumerics, the symbol is a "C" within a circle.

Encodings[edit]

The capitalized symbol () can be generated with the unicode encoding "U+24B8" and the UTF-8 (hex.) encoding "e2 92 b8".

The lower case symbol () can be generated with the unicode encoding "U+24D2" and the UTF-8 (hex.) encoding "e2 93 92". By contrast, the copyright symbol uses unicode encoding "U+00A9".

Uses[edit]

Some Chiyoda Kogaku (aka Chiyoko) cameras of the 1947 to 1949 era featured a blue ⓒ symbol as part of the lens designation like in "ⓒ Super Rokkor", f.e. on the Minolta 35 or the Minolta Memo. It was used to indicate a (single) coated optics rather than any copyright.[1] Similar engravings can be found also on lenses of other manufacturers, f.e. some Olympus Zuiko lenses carry a red-colored "Zuiko C." designation indicating coated optics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kilpatrick, David (2007). "70 years of Minolta - The 1940s and 1950s". Photoclub Alpha. Retrieved 2015-06-07.