Dotted circle

The dotted circle, in Unicode U+25CC DOTTED CIRCLE (HTML ◌), is a typographic character used to illustrate the effect of a combining mark, such as a diacritic mark.[1] In Windows, it is possible to use the key combination Alt+9676 to produce the character.

Dotted circle
Diacritics in Latin & Greek
accent
acute´
double acute˝
grave`
double grave ̏
circumflexˆ
caron, háčekˇ
breve˘
inverted breve  ̑  
cedilla¸
diaeresis, umlaut¨
dot·
palatal hook  ̡
retroflex hook  ̢
hook above, dấu hỏi ̉
horn ̛
iota subscript ͅ 
macronˉ
ogonek, nosinė˛
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 ҃
Gurmukhī diacritics
Hebrew diacritics
Indic diacritics
anusvara
chandrabindu
nukta
virama
visarga
IPA diacritics
Japanese diacritics
dakuten
handakuten
Khmer diacritics
Syriac diacritics
Thai diacritics
Related
Dotted circle
Punctuation marks
Logic symbols

IllustrationEdit

A Unicode combining mark combines with a preceding character. When used as stand-alone, it would combine unintentionally with a preceding character (possibly a space):

  • Diacritic ̂ used alone between regular spaces
  • Diacritic ◌̂ used after a character

Using the generic dotted circle character also shows the relative positioning of the diacritic.[1]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chapter 17. About the Code Charts" (PDF). The Unicode Standard. Version 6.2. Unicode, Inc. 2012-09-26. p. 273. Retrieved 2015-03-28. Combining characters are shown with a dotted circle. […] the relative position of the dotted circle indicates an […] approximate location of the base character in relation to the combining mark. […]