Non-alpha/numeric Character Codes

 
This page gives information on use of special (non- alpha-numeric) symbols on HTML internet pages.

HTML and XHTML and programming languages used on web pages, such as JavaScript, reserve special characters for defined functions.  Escape sequences are required whenever such characters have to be displayed on the page as normal text.

 
 

Special Symbols

HTML and XHTML and programming languages used on web pages, such as JavaScript, reserve special characters for defined functions.  Escape sequences are required whenever such characters have to be displayed on the page as normal text.

In the following table:

Symbol DisplayCode NameDecimalHex

*Ampersand & & &&&

*Bracket Less than< < &lt;&#00060;&#x003c;
More than> >&gt; &#00062;&#x003e;
Square open[ -&#00092;&#x005b;
Square close] -&#00094;&#x005d;

Cards Spades (black)♠ ♠ ♠ &spades;&#09824;&#x2660;
Spades (white)♤ ♤- &#09828;&#x2664;
Clubs (black)♣ ♣ ♣&clubs; &#09827;&#x2663;
Clubs (white)♧ ♧- &#09831;&#x2667;
Diamonds (black)♦ ♦ ♦&diams; &#09830;&#x2662;
Diamonds (white)♢ ♢- &#09826;&#x2662;
Lozenge (white)◊ ◊&loz; &#09674;&#x25ca;
Hearts (black)♥ ♥ ♥&hearts; &#09829;&#x2665;
Hearts (white)♡ ♡- &#09825;&#x2661;

Currency General¤ ¤ &curren;&#00164;&#x00a4;
UK pound£ £ &pound;&#00163;&#x00a3;
Euro€ € &euro;&#08364;&#x20ac;
Guilder/Florinƒ ƒ &fnof;&#00402;&#x0192;
US cent¢ ¢ &cent;&#00162;&#x00a2;
US dollar$ $ $&#00036;&#x0024;
Yen¥ ¥ &yen;&#00165;&#x00a5;

Fractions Please see Fractions on Mathematical Symbols page

French Accented Letters Please see French Accented Letters page

Geometry Angle∠ ∠ &ang;&#08736;&#x2220;
Degree° ° &deg;&#00038;&#x0026;
Perpendicular⊥ ⊥ &perp;&#08869;&#x22a5;

Greek Script Please see Greek Script page

Mathematics Please see Mathematical Symbols page

MusicQuarter -&#09833;&#x2669;
Eighth -&#09834;&#x266a;
Sixteenth -&#09836;&#x266c;
Flat -&#09837;&#x266d;
Sharp -&#09839;&#x266f;

Quotation*Double (plain)" " &quot;&#00034;&#x0022;
*Single (plain)' -&#00039;&#x0027;
Double (left) -&#00147;&#x0093;
Double (left)“ “ &ldquo;&#08220;&#x201c;
Double (right) -&#00148;&#x0094;
Double (right)” ” &rdquo;&#08221;&#x201d;
Single (left) -&#00145;&#x0091;
Single (left)‘ ‘ &lsquo;&#08216;&#x2018;
Single (right) -&#00146;&#x0092;
Single (right)’ ’ &rsquo;&#08217;&#x2019;
Angle (left)« « &laquo;&#00171;&#x00ab;
Angle (right)» » &raquo;&#00187;&#x00bb;

SpaceNon-breaking    &nbsp;&#00160;&#x00a0;

Superscript1¹ ¹ &sup1;&#00185;&#x00b9;
2² ² &sup2;&#00178;&#x00b2;
3³ ³ &sup3;&#00179;&#x00b3;

Symbol Circled plus⊕ ⊕ &oplus;&#08853;&#x2295;
Copyright© © &copy;&#00169;&#x00a9;
Female -&#09792;&#x2640;
Male -&#09794;&#x2642;
Phone (black) -&#09742;&#x260e;
Phone (white) -&#09743;&#x260f;
Pointer (left) -&#09756;&#x261c;
Pointer (right) -&09758;&#x261e;
Reg. mark® ® &reg;&#00174;&#x00ae;
Section§ § &sect;&#00167;&#x00a7;
Star (solid) -&#09733;&#x2605;
Star (hollow) -&#09734;&#x2606;
Sun -&#09737;&#x2609;

Vertical bar¦ ¦ &brvbar;&#00166;&#x00a6;

Note that, when using XHTML, the symbols marked * in the table are mandatory in mark-up tags and embedded style-sheets and scripts.

 
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