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I want to draw the outline of a circle (it's actually the glyph period from Cascadia Code font):

points = {
  {{600.,-20.},{518.,-20.},{452.,46.},{452.,128.}},
  {{452.,128.},{452.,210.},{518.,276.},{600.,276.}},
  {{600.,276.},{682.,276.},{748.,210.},{748.,128.}},
  {{748.,128.},{748.,46.},{682.,-20.},{600.,-20.}}
};
Graphics /@ {
  {
    PointSize[0.02], Point @ Flatten[points, 1],
    BezierCurve /@ points,
    Opacity[0.2, Blue], FilledCurve[BezierCurve /@ points]
  },
  {
    PointSize[0.02], Point @ Flatten[points, 1],
    BSplineCurve /@ points,
    Opacity[0.2, Red], FilledCurve[BSplineCurve /@ points]
  }
} // GraphicsRow

enter image description here

  • Black "circle": drawn by BezierCurve or BSplineCurve
  • Blue region: FilledCurve @ BezierCurve
  • Red region: FilledCurve @ BSplineCurve

Why the curve and the filled region do no fit whether I use BezierCurve or BSplineCurve?

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    $\begingroup$ The BezierCurve corners make sense because it's actually a collection of splines glued together in a C0 continuous way. BSplineCurve looks smoother because they're joined in a C2 continuous way. There is unfortunately no way to make an exact circle with these splines - but you can get close - look at this answer stackoverflow.com/questions/1734745/… $\endgroup$ – flinty Jun 1 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ @flinty I know that the circle can't be represented exactly by Bezier curves. But my question is that why the filled region and the enclosed curve do not fit? $\endgroup$ – stone-zeng Jun 1 at 14:41
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    $\begingroup$ Did you read the docs for FilledCurve[]? Try omitting the first point of the second, third, and fourth set of control points before feeding to FilledCurve[]: Graphics[{PointSize[0.02], Point @ Flatten[points, 1], BezierCurve /@ points, Opacity[0.2, Blue], FilledCurve[BezierCurve /@ Join[{First[points]}, Drop[points, 1, 1]]]}] $\endgroup$ – J. M.'s technical difficulties Jun 1 at 15:07
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. Oh really thank you for your comment! It works perfectly. $\endgroup$ – stone-zeng Jun 1 at 15:12

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