Special character uses in HTML

Date:Archived
Product/Release:LANSA for Web
Abstract:Special character uses such as the copyright sign can be used by the HTML Editor
Submitted By:External

Special characters such as the copyright sign or register sign may not be entered correctly into the HTML Editor. When the page is viewed via a browser the special character has changed and is not what was expected.

For WWW applications, the default set of printable characters is the 8-bit ISO Latin-1 (also known as ISO 8859-1) character set. A browser or other Web application will assume that text based information is written using the ISO Latin-1 character set, unless some other character set is specified.

The following table is not a full list of all available ISO Latin-1 characters, which can be found by referring to the appropriate documentation. It is a list of only those characters with associated Entity Reference names.

ISO Latin-1 Character set, showing Decimal Codes, Hexadecimal Codes, and currently supported HTML entity references (some older browsers do not support these entity references).

CharacterDecimalHexEntity ReferenceCharacterDecimalHexEntity Reference
"3422"&3826&
>603c&gt;<623e&lt;
 160a0&nbsp;¡161a1&iexcl;
¢162a2&cent;£163a3&pound;
¤164a4&curren;¥165a5&yen;
¦166a6&brvbar;§167a7&sect;
¨168a8&uml;©169a9&copy;
ª170aa&ordf;«171ab&laqno;
¬172ac&not;­173ad&shy;
®174ae&reg;¯175af&macr;
°176b0&deg;±177b1&plusmn;
²178b2&sup2;³179b3&sup3
´180b4&acute;µ181b5&micro;
182b6&para;·183b7&middot;
¸184b8&cedil;¹185b9&sup1;
º186ba&ordm;»187bb&raquo;
¼188bc&frac14;½189bd&frac12;
¾190be&frac32;¿191bf&iquest;
À192c0&Agrave;Á193c1&Aacute;
Â194c2&Acirc;Ã195c3&Atilde;
Ä196c4&Auml;Å197c5&Aring;
Æ198c6&AElig;Ç199c7&Ccedil;
È200c8&Egrave;É201c9&Eacute;
Ê202ca&Ecirc;Ë203cb&Euml;
Ì204cc&Igrave;Í205cd&Iacute;
Î206ce&Icirc;Ï207cf&Iuml;
Ð208d0&ETH;Ñ209d1&Ntilde;
Ò210d2&Ograve;Ó211d3&Oacute;
Ô212d4&Ocirc;Õ213d5&Otilde;
Ö214d6&Ouml;×215d7&times;
Ø216d8&Oslash;Ù217d9&Ugrave;
Ú218da&Uacute;Û219db&Ucirc;
Ü220dc&Uuml;Ý221dd&Yacute;
Þ222de&THORN;ß223df&szlig;
à224e0&agrave;á225e1&aacute;
â226e2&acirc;ã227e3&atilde;
ä228e4&auml;å229e5&aring;
æ230e6&aelig;ç231e7&ccedil;
è232e8&egrave;é233e9&eacute;
ê234ea&ecirc;ë235eb&euml;
ì236ec&igrave;í237ed&iacute;
î238ee&icirc;ï239ef&iuml;
ð240f0&eth;ñ241f1&ntilde;
ò242f2&ograve;ó243f3&oacute;
ô244f4&ocirc;õ245f5&otilde;
ö246f6&ouml;÷247f7&divide;
ø248f8&oslash;ù249f9&ugrave;
ú250fa&uacute;û251fb&ucirc;
ü252fc&uuml;ý253fd&yacute;
þ254fe&thorn;ÿ255ff&yuml;