ARCHIVED: How do I use special characters on my web page?

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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 must enter:


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 <p> tag, enter:


For a complete list of special characters, see The HTML Coded Character Set.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 12:21:58.

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