Dot (diacritic)
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Dot Diacritic
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Dot
Diacritics in Latin & Greek
accent
acute´
double acute?
grave
double grave ?
circumflex^
caron, há?ek?
breve?
inverted breve  ̑
cedilla¸
diaeresis, umlaut¨
dot·
palatal hook  ?
retroflex hook  ?
?
horn ?
iota subscript ͅ
macron?
ogonek, nosin??
perispomene ͂
overring?
underring?
rough breathing?
smooth breathing?
Marks sometimes used as diacritics
apostrophe'
bar
colon:
comma,
full stop/period.
hyphen?
prime?
tilde~
Diacritical marks in other scripts
Arabic diacritics
Early Cyrillic diacritics
kamora ҄
pokrytie ?
titlo ?
Gurmukh? diacritics
Hebrew diacritics
Indic diacritics
anusvara? ? ?
chandrabindu? ?
nuqta?
virama? ? ? ? ?
visarga? ?
IPA diacritics
Japanese diacritics
dakuten ?
handakuten ?
Khmer diacritics
Syriac diacritics
Thai diacritics
Related
Dotted circle?
Punctuation marks
Logic symbols
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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.

## Overdot

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 ${\displaystyle v={\dot {x}}}$. In addition, the overdot is one way used to indicate an infinitely repeating set of numbers in decimal notation, as in ${\displaystyle 0.{\dot {3}}}$, which is equal to the fraction ​, and ${\displaystyle 0.{\dot {1}}{\dot {4}}{\dot {2}}{\dot {8}}{\dot {5}}{\dot {7}}}$ or ${\displaystyle 0.{\dot {1}}4285{\dot {7}}}$, which is equal to .

## Raised dot

• Number digits in Enclosed Alphanumerics like ? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
• In Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, in addition to the middle dot as a letter, centred dot diacritic, and dot above diacritic, there also is a two-dot diacritic in Naskapi Language representing /_w_V/ which depending on the placement on the specific Syllabic letter may resemble a colon when placed vertically, diaeresis when placed horizontally, or a combination of middle dot and dot above diacritic when placed either at an angle or enveloping a small raised letter ⟨?⟩. Additionally, in Northwestern Ojibwe, a small raised /wi/ as /w/, the middle dot is raised farther up as either ⟨?⟩ or ⟨?⟩; there also is a raised dot Final ⟨?⟩, which represents /w/ in some Swampy Cree and /y/ in some Northwestern Ojibwe.

## Encoding

In Unicode, the dot is encoded at:

• COMBINING DOT ABOVE (HTML &#775;)

and at:

• COMBINING DOT BELOW (HTML &#803;)
• COMBINING DOT ABOVE RIGHT (HTML &#856;)
• ?᷸ COMBINING DOT ABOVE LEFT (HTML &#7672;)

There is also:

• ˙ DOT ABOVE (HTML &#729; · &DiacriticalDot;, &dot;`)
• CANADIAN SYLLABICS FINAL RAISED DOT

Pre-composed characters: