The dotted circle, in
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, is a typographic character used to illustrate the effect of a combining mark, such as a
diacritic A diacritic (also diacritical mark, diacritical point, diacritical sign, or accent) is a glyph added to a letter or basic glyph. The term derives from the Ancient Greek Ancient Greek includes the forms of the Greek language used in anc ...
mark. In
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, it is possible to use the key combination {{Key press, Alt, 9676 to produce the character.


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.

External links

Dotted circle on fileformat.info


Diacritics Unicode Circles