HTML Characters

There are some characters in HTML that must be displayed using a string of characters. The string may be a name string or numeric string as in the table below.

CharacterDescriptionName stringNumeric string
&Ampersand&&
©Copyright©¨
"Quotation""
>Greater than>>
<Less than&lt;&#60;
¢Cent&cent;&#162;
£Sterling pound&pound;&#163;
°Degree sign&deg;&#176;
®Trademark sign&reg;&#174;
±Plus/minus signs&plusmn;&#177;
×Multiply sign&#215;
÷Divide sign&#247;
¦Broken vertical bar&brvbar;&#166;
§Section sign&sect;&#167;
¹Superscript 1&sup1;&#185;
²Superscript 2&sup2;&#178;
³Superscript 3&sup3;&#179;
½1/2 fraction&frac12;&#189;
¼1/4 fraction&frac14;&#188;
¾3/4 fraction&frac34;&#183;
ÆCapital AE&AElig;&#198;
æSmall AE&aelig;&#230;
ÉCapital E accented&Eacute;&#201;
éSmall e accented&eacute;&#233;


Although these special characters may displayed without the semicolon at the end, it is the proper standard to use the semicolon.