How do I use special characters on my web page?
To use special characters such as umlauts ( ö ) or tildes ( ñ ), you need to use an escape sequence and the appropriate code for the character. In HTML the escape sequence begins with an ampersand ( & ) and ends with a semicolon ( ; ).
For example, to produce a lowercase
o with an umlaut, you
You can also use the ASCII code for the character. In this
case, you would enter:
Special characters also allow you to display examples of HTML tags on
a web page. For the angle brackets that surround tags, enter:
For example, to display the
For a complete list of special characters, see The HTML Coded Character Set.
Last modified on July 05, 2011.