When used as a diacritic mark, the term dot is usually reserved for the Interpunct (· ), or to the glyphs 'combining dot above' ( ̇ ) and 'combining dot below' ( ̣ ) which may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets in use in Central European languages and Vietnamese.
Language scripts or transcription schemes that use the dot above a letter as a diacritical mark:
The overdot is also used in the Devanagari script, where it is called anusvara.
The underdot is also used in the Devanagari script, where it is called anunaasika.
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