Laghava

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The laghava (  ; from the Sanskrit: लाघव चिह्न, romanizedlāghava cihna, lit. 'brevity sign') is the Devanagari abbreviation sign, comparable to the full stop or ellipsis as used in the Latin alphabet. It is encoded in Unicode at U+0970 DEVANAGARI ABBREVIATION SIGN (HTML ॰).[1]

Laghava
In UnicodeU+0970 DEVANAGARI ABBREVIATION SIGN (HTML ॰)

It is used as abbreviation sign in Hindi and other Devanagari-script-based languages. For example, "Dr." is written as "डॉ॰", "M.Sc." as "एम॰एससी॰", etc.

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  1. ^ Devanagari - Unicode Consortium, Unicode Chart, http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0900.pdf