HTML Special Characters

(Version with numeric escape sequences -- prior to running Tidy)

Special Characters in HTML 2.0

        &lt;      <  less-than symbol
        &gt;      >  greater-than symbol
        &amp;     &  ampersand
        &quot;    "  unidirectional typewriter-style double quote
        &nbsp;       non-breaking space
        &shy;     -  soft hyphen (appears only if line breaks)

Special Characters in HTML 3.0

&#160;  &nbsp;       non-breaking space
&#161;  &iexcl;   ¡  inverted exclamation mark
&#162;  &cent;    ¢  cent sign
&#163;  &pound;   £  pound sign
&#164;  &curren;  ¤  general currency sign
&#165;  &yen;     ¥  yen sign
&#166;  &brvbar;  ¦  broken (vertical) bar
&#167;  &sect;    §  section sign
&#168;  &uml;     ¨  umlaut/dieresis
&#169;  &copy;    ©  copyright sign
&#170;  &ordf;    ª  ordinal indicator, fem
&#171;  &laquo;   «  angle quotation mark, left
&#172;  &not;     ¬  not sign
&#173;  &shy;     -  soft hyphen (appears only at line break)
&#174;  &reg;     ®  registered sign
&#175;  &macr;    ¯  macron
&#176;  &deg;     °  degree sign
&#177;  &plusmn;  ±  plus-or-minus sign
&#178;  &sup2;    ²  superscript two
&#179;  &sup3;    ³  superscript three
&#180;  &acute;   ´  acute accent
&#181;  &micro;   µ  micro sign
&#182;  &para;    ¶  pilcrow (paragraph sign)
&#183;  &middot;  ·  middle dot
&#184;  &cedil;   ¸  cedilla
&#185;  &sup1;    ¹  superscript one
&#186;  &ordm;    º  ordinal indicator, male
&#187;  &raquo;   »  angle quotation mark, right
&#188;  &frac14;  ¼  fraction one-quarter
&#189;  &frac12;  ½  fraction one-half
&#190;  &frac34;  ¾  fraction three-quarters
&#191;  &iquest;  ¿  inverted question mark
&#215;  &times;   ×  multiply sign
&#247;  &div;     ÷  division

Quote characters supported by most browsers

&#39;             '  unidirectional typewriter-style single quote
&#145;  &lsquo;   ‘  open single quote
&#146;  &rsquo;   ’  close single quote
&#147;  &ldquo;   “  open double quote
&#148;  &rdquo;   ”  close double quote

Foreign characters (a.k.a. the ISO Latin-1 characters)

        &Agrave;  À  capital A, grave accent
        &agrave;  à  small a, grave accent
        &Aacute;  Á  capital A, acute accent
        &aacute;  á  small a, acute accent
        &Acirc;   Â  capital A, circumflex
        &acirc;   â  small a, circumflex
        &Atilde;  Ã  capital A, tilde
        &atilde;  ã  small a, tilde
        &Auml;    Ä  capital A, diæresis/umlaut
        &auml;    ä  small a, diæresis/umlaut
        &Aring;   Å  capital A, ring
        &aring;   å  small a, ring
        &AElig;   Æ  capital AE ligature
        &aelig;   æ  small ae ligature
        &Ccedil;  Ç  capital C, cedilla
        &ccedil;  ç  small c, cedilla
        &Egrave;  È  capital E, grave accent
        &egrave;  è  small e, grave accent
        &Eacute;  É  capital E, acute accent
        &eacute;  é  small e, acute accent
        &Ecirc;   Ê  capital E, circumflex
        &ecirc;   ê  small e, circumflex
        &Euml;    Ë  capital E, diæresis/umlaut
        &euml;    ë  small e, diæresis/umlaut
        &Igrave;  Ì  capital I, grave accent
        &igrave;  ì  small i, grave accent
        &Iacute;  Í  capital I, acute accent
        &iacute;  í  small i, acute accent
        &Icirc;   Î  capital I, circumflex
        &icirc;   î  small i, circumflex
        &Iuml;    Ï  capital I, diæresis/umlaut
        &iuml;    ï  small i, diæresis/umlaut
        &ETH;     Ð  capital Eth, Icelandic
        &eth;     ð  small eth, Icelandic
        &Ntilde;  Ñ  capital N, tilde
        &ntilde;  ñ  small n, tilde
        &Ograve;  Ò  capital O, grave accent
        &ograve;  ò  small o, grave accent
        &Oacute;  Ó  capital O, acute accent
        &oacute;  ó  small o, acute accent
        &Ocirc;   Ô  capital O, circumflex
        &ocirc;   ô  small o, circumflex
        &Otilde;  Õ  capital O, tilde
        &otilde;  õ  small o, tilde
        &Ouml;    Ö  capital O, diæresis/umlaut
        &ouml;    ö  small o, diæresis/umlaut
        &Oslash;  Ø  capital O, slash
        &oslash;  ø  small o, slash
        &Ugrave;  Ù  capital U, grave accent
        &ugrave;  ù  small u, grave accent
        &Uacute;  Ú  capital U, acute accent
        &uacute;  ú  small u, acute accent
        &Ucirc;   Û  capital U, circumflex
        &ucirc;   û  small u, circumflex
        &Uuml;    Ü  capital U, diæresis/umlaut
        &uuml;    ü  small u, diæresis/umlaut
        &Yacute;  Ý  capital Y, acute accent
        &yacute;  ý  small y, acute accent
        &THORN;   Þ  capital Thorn, Icelandic
        &thorn;   þ  small thorn, Icelandic
        &szlig;   ß  small sharp s, German sz
        &yuml;    ÿ  small y, diæresis/umlaut

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