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Commonly Used Special HTML Characters



Many characters you might want to use, like the > or <, are special HTML characters. How do you get one to display on your webpage?

The answer is to use the character entity that represents it. For example, the & is a special character in HTML and you should not use it within your HTML document. In order to show a &, you want to use the characters

&amp

The same holds true for other characters. for example

> is &lt; < is &gt; " is &quot;

In addition, you can make many special letters used in French, Spanish and other languages by using these sorts of combinations. For these, you use the ID # of that character. Here are some examples:

displays by using &#209; displays by using &#237; displays by using &#246;

Visit the W3.org master definition for all valid codes.

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