Script_extension Property of U+0310 Combining Candrabindu

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Thu Apr 18 22:02:51 CDT 2019

On Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:52:15 +0200
Marius Spix via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> 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.

That's a fair point.  My problem is that someone is claiming of
U+0310 that "Somewhere in the Unicode specifications is a footnote
saying it is to be used with Devanagari".

However, some people get rather upset with the idea of using the
general combining diacritics in Indic scripts.


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