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tittle : the dot over i or j
In a handwritten business note, it's best to avoid smiley-face tittles.
Tittle comes from the Latin titulus, which originally meant "title." Titulus came to refer to marks such as the abbreviated form of n written over a vowel (like the Spanish tilde, which indirectly got its name from titulus), and then to any mark above a letter.