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: Victor Boxall

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).

Character Decimal Hex Entity Reference Character Decimal Hex Entity Reference
" 34 22 " & 38 26 &
> 60 3c &gt; < 62 3e &lt;
  160 a0 &nbsp; ¡ 161 a1 &iexcl;
¢ 162 a2 &cent; £ 163 a3 &pound;
¤ 164 a4 &curren; ¥ 165 a5 &yen;
¦ 166 a6 &brvbar; § 167 a7 &sect;
¨ 168 a8 &uml; © 169 a9 &copy;
ª 170 aa &ordf; « 171 ab &laqno;
¬ 172 ac &not; ­ 173 ad &shy;
® 174 ae &reg; ¯ 175 af &macr;
° 176 b0 &deg; ± 177 b1 &plusmn;
² 178 b2 &sup2; ³ 179 b3 &sup3
´ 180 b4 &acute; µ 181 b5 &micro;
182 b6 &para; · 183 b7 &middot;
¸ 184 b8 &cedil; ¹ 185 b9 &sup1;
º 186 ba &ordm; » 187 bb &raquo;
¼ 188 bc &frac14; ½ 189 bd &frac12;
¾ 190 be &frac32; ¿ 191 bf &iquest;
À 192 c0 &Agrave; Á 193 c1 &Aacute;
 194 c2 &Acirc; à 195 c3 &Atilde;
Ä 196 c4 &Auml; Å 197 c5 &Aring;
Æ 198 c6 &AElig; Ç 199 c7 &Ccedil;
È 200 c8 &Egrave; É 201 c9 &Eacute;
Ê 202 ca &Ecirc; Ë 203 cb &Euml;
Ì 204 cc &Igrave; Í 205 cd &Iacute;
Î 206 ce &Icirc; Ï 207 cf &Iuml;
Ð 208 d0 &ETH; Ñ 209 d1 &Ntilde;
Ò 210 d2 &Ograve; Ó 211 d3 &Oacute;
Ô 212 d4 &Ocirc; Õ 213 d5 &Otilde;
Ö 214 d6 &Ouml; × 215 d7 &times;
Ø 216 d8 &Oslash; Ù 217 d9 &Ugrave;
Ú 218 da &Uacute; Û 219 db &Ucirc;
Ü 220 dc &Uuml; Ý 221 dd &Yacute;
Þ 222 de &THORN; ß 223 df &szlig;
à 224 e0 &agrave; á 225 e1 &aacute;
â 226 e2 &acirc; ã 227 e3 &atilde;
ä 228 e4 &auml; å 229 e5 &aring;
æ 230 e6 &aelig; ç 231 e7 &ccedil;
è 232 e8 &egrave; é 233 e9 &eacute;
ê 234 ea &ecirc; ë 235 eb &euml;
ì 236 ec &igrave; í 237 ed &iacute;
î 238 ee &icirc; ï 239 ef &iuml;
ð 240 f0 &eth; ñ 241 f1 &ntilde;
ò 242 f2 &ograve; ó 243 f3 &oacute;
ô 244 f4 &ocirc; õ 245 f5 &otilde;
ö 246 f6 &ouml; ÷ 247 f7 &divide;
ø 248 f8 &oslash; ù 249 f9 &ugrave;
ú 250 fa &uacute; û 251 fb &ucirc;
ü 252 fc &uuml; ý 253 fd &yacute;
þ 254 fe &thorn; ÿ 255 ff &yuml;