Tibetan Paluta

Paul Hackett via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Thu Apr 27 10:50:12 CDT 2017

Dear Srinidhi,

  I can confirm for you that the character represented by 0F85 ྅ TIBETAN
MARK PALUTA is, in fact, used to represent avagraha in Tibetan script.

   Someone else will have to speak to the source for the name of this


Paul Hackett
Columbia University

On Apr 27, 2017, at 10:58 AM, Srinidhi A via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org>

The annotation of 0F85 ྅ TIBETAN MARK PALUTA says it is used for avagraha.
However it seems this character denotes pluta instead of avagraha. Pluta is
used for indicating elongation of vowel.
Similar character with identical glyph is encoded in Soyombo( 11A9D ) with
name as pluta. These characters are likely derive from digit ३ as ३ is used
in Devanagari for indicating pluta.

Figure 2 of L2/16-016 shows the usage of  TIBETAN MARK PALUTA for Pluta.
What is the correct spelling in Tibetan language Paluta or Pluta?
Can Tibetan scholars clarify the usage of above character?
If 0F85 is used for Pluta ,are there any distinct characters denoting
avagraha in Tibetan script.

Srinidhi A
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