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author: Andrew Starling updated: 10th June 2002

This is an edited version of a comprehensive work by Andrew Starling called HTML Special Characters and Browser Compatibility.

Common symbols
Character Numeric Symbolic Description
´ ´ ´ acute accent
& & & ampersand
¦ ¦ ¦ broken vertical bar
• • bullet
¸ ¸ ¸ cedilla
¢ ¢ ¢ cent
© © © copyright
° ° ° degree (circle may fill on older Macs)
÷ ÷ ÷ division
½ ½ ½ fraction half (not on older Macs)
¼ ¼ ¼ fraction quarter (not on older Macs)
¾ ¾ ¾ fraction three quarters (not on older Macs)
> > > greater than
¡ ¡ ¡ inverted exclamation mark
¿ ¿ ¿ inverted question mark
« « « left-pointing double angle quotation mark
< &#60; &lt; less than
¯ &#175; &macr; macron
µ &#181; &micro; micro
  &#160; &nbsp; non-breaking space
¬ &#172; &not; not
&#182; &para; paragraph
± &#177; &plusmn; plus-minus
" &#34; &quot; quotation mark
® &#174; &reg; registered
» &#187; &raquo; right-pointing double angle quotation mark
§ &#167; &sect; section
¨ &#168; &uml; umlaut/diaeresis
× &#215; &times; multiplication
&#8482; &trade; trade mark

Currency

These generally work in most browsers.
The dollar symbol isn't included because it's a regular, not a special character.

Currency symbols
Character Numeric Symbolic Description
&#8364; &euro; euro
£ &#163; &pound; pound
¥ &#165; &yen; yen

Less Common

These too should work in most browsers.

Less common symbols
Character Numeric Symbolic Description
&#8222; &bdquo; double low-9 quotation mark
ˆ &#710; &circ; modifier circumflex accent
&#8224; &dagger; dagger
&#8225; &Dagger; double dagger
&#8230; &hellip; horizontal ellipsis
&#8220; &ldquo; left double quotation mark
&#8249; &lsaquo; single left-pointing angle quotation mark
&#8216; &lsquo; left single quotation mark
· &#183; &middot; middle dot
&#8212; &mdash; em dash
&#8211; &ndash; en dash
&#8240; &permil; per mille
&#8250; &rsaquo; single right-pointing angle quotation mark
&#8217; &rsquo; right single quotation mark
&#8218; &sbquo; single low-9 quotation mark
­ &#173; &shy; soft hyphen (not in N6)
ª &#170; &ordf; feminine ordinal indicator
º &#186; &ordm; masculine ordinal indicator
&#8221; &rdquo; right double quotation mark
˜ &#732; &tilde; small tilde

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