· Middle Dot


“Middle Dot” description

The middle dot, also known as the interpoint, middot or centered dot consists of a vertically centered dot.

The middle dot was regularly used in ancient Latin script to separate words. In modern days it appears in a variety of languages with various use cases.

In Catalan, a punt volat ("flying point") is used between tqo Ls when each belongs to a separate syllable. In written Korean interpuncts or middle dots are used to denote a list of two or more words, more or less in the same way a slash (/) is used to juxtapose words in many other languages (it functions in a similar way to the English en dash). In Japanese interpuncts may be used to separate transcribed foreign names or words written in katakana or to separate titles, names and positions.

Alternative names

This glyph is also known under the following names or aliases:

  • midpoint (in typography)
  • Georgian comma
  • Greek middle dot (ano teleia)


  • also used as a raised decimal point or to denote multiplication; for multiplication ⋅ DOT OPERATOR is preferred

Related glyphs

Below is a list of other glyphs that are related to this one:

“Middle Dot” on various operating systems

The image below shows how the “Middle Dot” symbol might look like on different operating systems. If the font in which this web site is displayed does not contain the symbol and there is no fallback font able to render it, you can use the image below to get an idea of what it should look like.

Middle Dot on various operating systems
Middle Dot on various operating systems

Please note that the image above is computer generated and not all images are curated, so certain errors might occur. Additionally, the operating systems change on occasions the default fonts they provide, so the character might not look the same on your operating system.