Csaba Dezso csaba_dezso at YAHOO.CO.UK
Fri May 23 13:24:11 UTC 2008

Both the Pāṭan (Hemacandrācārya Jaina Jñānamandira ms 17472,  
paper) and the Pune (BORI ms 437 of 1892-95, paper) manuscripts of  
the Āgamaḍambara (both Jain nāgarī) use this sign at the end of  
the acts and as well as at the end of the play. You can find a  
description of these manuscripts here: (Much Ado About  
Religion, Introduction)

Best wishes,

On 21 May 2008, at 04:31, Peter M. Scharf wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> 	I would like to request your help in answering a question  
> regarding how to name or categorize a certain character in the  
> Unicode Standard.  Many Indic manuscripts use a decorative  
> character that looks like a devanagari cha without the horizontal  
> bar to fill space between dandas or double dandas at the end of  
> manuscripts or between chapters of a manuscript.  (flower shapes  
> are often used similarly.)  Have any of you seen the "cha" pu.spikA  
> in manuscripts or publications of Buddhist, Jain, or other clearly  
> non-Vedic (in the broadest sense of the term) textual traditions?   
> If so, could you provide a reference and or a digital image?
> 	Thanks.
> 	Peter
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