Dotted Circle plus Combining Mark as Text

From: Richard Wordingham <>
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 00:38:32 +0100

Is a sequence of a U+25CC DOTTED CIRCLE plus a combining mark plain
text? If so, how many dotted circles should appear?

If the sequence is not plain text, what mark-up notations are
available to control the number of dotted circles produced? I
am particularly interested in notation for HTML, e.g. via a style
sheet. Should the sequence instead be treated as a graphic?

This question is prompted by a confused discussion of what the notation
<U+25CC, U+0E31 THAI CHARACTER MAI HAN-AKAT, U+25CC> on a web page
meant. The confusion was caused because some of us saw two dashed
circles and others saw three dashed circles (one for each character)
when viewing the web page.

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