HTML Special Characters or Entities

Most content on web pages is text. However, there are some symbols that do not appear on the standard keyboard that need to be used. These characters are referred to as ENTITIES. Here is a list of some of the common ones used. Some special characters are not supported by all web browsers.

Some Common Entities
Description Entity Symbol HTML code
Less Than Symbol < &lt;
Greater Than Symbol > &gt;
Ampersand Symbol & &amp;
Double Quote Symbol " &quot;
Copyright © &copy;
Registered ® &reg;

A complete list of special characters can be found
at W3C web site at this URL:

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