The alphabet “O”… speaking about it, it’s the fifteenth letter in English alphabets. It has also got lot of unique characteristics. It has also takes a fame of being the fourth commonly used letter in English.
And it’s the fourth vowel basic modern Latin alphabet.” When we trace back the origin of “O” we can hear the sayings of people that say, this letter may initially derived from the Semitic Ayin (eye), which represent a consonant. Moreover, the It might be derived from the Arabic letter ع which was called as `Ayn. If we trace even before This Semitic letter itself has got inspired by the Egyptian symbol for “eye”. When the Greek have adapted this letter in order to distinguish the long o (Omega, meaning “large O”) and short o (Omicron, meaning “small o”) they had introduced the variations.
Various font styles of “O”
“O” is pictorially represented as below
Phoenician, Early Greek, Late Greek, Roman
Some pictorial representation of “o” from the medieval ages
|Greek letter Omicron||Ο ο|
|Cyrillic letter O||О о|
|Latin letter Ø||Ø ø|
- Ø is also used as the empty set symbol.
Some special things about “O”
The letter “O” can also stand alone and can give a meaning. It is used as a letter of expression people use O to represent their expression towards their situation. The letter o has been used by many poetics to write poems. From the mathematical point of view O represents a circle and it is used in many calculations.
More interestingly every kid grows up by learning new things; hence the very first picture “O” kid scribbles would be a circle to draw herself or her mom.
The following table specifies value of “O” in some character Encodings
Character Latin Latin
Encoding capital letter O Small letter o
Decimal hex Decimal hex
Unicode 79 004F 111 006F
ASCII 79 4F 111 6F
UTF-8 79 4F 111 6F
EBCDIC 214 D6 150 96
What stands for in various fields?
O is an exclamation mark of oh!
O stands for oxygen
O represents the octal numbering system
The letter “o” serves as the fourth vowel and eventually it represents the inner strength.
Usually the person whose name starts with o lives as god fearers and they will be very candid. These have a great respect with the law and order. Sometimes these people are seems as closed minded people. These people have the ability of distract others quite easily.