◌̇  ◌̣
Dot
In Unicode
  • U+0307 ◌̇ COMBINING DOT ABOVE
  • U+0323 ◌̣ COMBINING DOT BELOW

When used as a diacritic mark, the term dot is usually reserved for the interpunct ( · ), or to the glyphs "combining dot above" ( ◌̇ ) and "combining dot below" ( ◌̣ ) which may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets in use in Central European languages and Vietnamese.

Dots

Overdot

See also: Anusvara

Language scripts or transcription schemes that use the dot above a letter as a diacritical mark:

The overdot is also used in the Devanagari script, where it is called anusvara.

In mathematics and physics, when using Newton's notation the dot denotes the time derivative as in . In addition, the overdot is one way used to indicate an infinitely repeating set of numbers in decimal notation, as in , which is equal to the fraction 13, and or , which is equal to 17.

Underdot

See also: Nukta

Raised dot

See also: Interpunct

Letters with dot

Encoding

In Unicode, the dot is encoded at:

and at:

There is also:

Pre-composed characters:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (2007). Technical reference manual for the standardization of geographical names (PDF). New York: United Nations. p. 169. ISBN 978-92-1-161500-5.