[XeTeX] how to suppress doted circle next to a glyph

Michael Maxwell mmaxwell at umd.edu
Fri Sep 25 23:17:44 CEST 2020

In my experience, a dotted circle is an indication that there's a 
non-base character which needs a base character before it, but there's 
no suitable base character.  If you type a Unicode Combining Acute 
Accent (U+0301), but there's no base character (like a vowel) preceding 
it, you'll get such a dotted circle.

If I'm not mistaken, U+1133E is the Grantha Vowel Sign Aa.  Maybe it 
needs a consonant to its left?

On 9/25/2020 4:28 PM, François Patte wrote:
> Bonjour,
> I want to use some glyph using the command \symbol. In some case I get a
> glyph with a dotted circle, how can I get the glyph without this circle?
> For instance, if I type \symbol{"1133E}, I get this as a result after
> compilation:   𑌾    with a dotted circle before.
> Is it possible to eliminate the circle? And how?
> Thank you.
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