or other Indic scripts?
In particular, is there a standard term for the horizontal
overbar/overline/headline used in written and printed
devanāgarī? We sometimes see
daṇḍa not only for the punctuation mark, but for the
right-hand vertical bar in kha, ga and other letters. And some
ligatures do have distinct names that are well known, e.g.
Modern Hindi work on typography does sometimes have
for the headline, but I suspect that this is a recent calque
from English and not a traditional scribal term.
However, I am uncertain about it and wish to verify the
any light will be appreciated,
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
Numata Visiting Professor
of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago