Diacritic or symbol question
What is the meaning of the dashed or dotted circle in a word?
Is the character shown in this pdf document?
If not, you could try and copy the word with that symbol in a word document and select a different font. It may just be a problem with a character in the font you (or your web browser) are using.
For example, my PC has a problem with Aleif Waslah and prints it as a dashed square.
Hmm, that's not good. It's not a normal character then, but some incorrect rendering. You can still try and copy it into a word document and change the font, or paste it here so maybe we can see which character behaves badly.
Or is this the same word you mentioned yesterday?
2ujiib - أَُجيب
That should be
أ + ُ + جـ + ـيـ + ـب
Yes, it's the second last symbol that you printed - the circle that is dotted. I asked yesterday and got a comment in my email that someone must have deleted on Duo which did not have a nice tone to it. I'm just a beginner so I wondered if I was asking the question incorrectly, and that's why the second post. And maybe that's why the replier to the original post was getting frustrated with what I was asking??
That circle is not a normal character, so you should not see it in the middle of a word.
That second last character I typed, was an isolated dammah. It should actually show the dammah, and some fonts will also show the dashed circle.
If the dammah is used as a diacritic, on top of another character, you should never see that circle.