Script_extension Property of U+0310 Combining Candrabindu

Marius Spix via Unicode unicode at
Thu Apr 18 18:52:15 CDT 2019

The Wikipedia page states, U+0310 is a general-purpose combining
diacritical mark. I would treat it similar like U+0308 (COMBINING
DIAERESIS) or U+030C (COMBINING CARON), which are both characters with
multiple names and different meanings depending on the script and the
language. The main benefit of these general-purpose combining
diacritical marks is, that they can be applied to many characters if
needed. I don’t think, it is a good idea to remove this versatility. At
least one example exists, where someone used the combining candrabindu
for a constructed language as the upside-down counterpart to the
combining fermata.

Best regards,


Am Do., 18 Apr 2019 20:59:53 +0100
schrieb Richard Wordingham via Unicode <unicode at>:

> Is there any reason why U+0310 COMBINING CANDRABINDU has scx=Inherited
> rather than scx=Latn?  The only language I've seen the character used
> in is Sanskrit, and the only script I've seen it in is the Latin
> script.
> Richard. 

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