Special HTML Characters
There are a number of special characters that are reserved by the HTML language, which will not appear correctly unless you use the tags below, or the ISO codes.
- Tag Start -
- Less-Than symbol, usually used to define the start of an actual HTML tag.
- Tag End -
- Greater-Than symbol, used to declare the end of each tag.
- Quotation Marks -
- As the name says: to mark a quote, or in html terms: to declare the value of a tag attribute.
- Ampersand -
- It is used to define the start of all special character tags, so it needs a special charachter tag itself.
- Non Breaking Space -
- A space, a plain ordinary space (like when you press the spacebar). The non-breaking part is relevant because multiple spaces in HTML will only show up as one space on your web page. This tag can be used many times in a row to force the web browser to display many spaces on the web page.
- Copyright -
- Copyright indicates ownership of intellectual property. See copyright defined on Wikipedia.
- Trademark -
- Declares a product name or images as business trademark that is not yet registered.
- Registered -
- Used to indicate that a product or business trademark that is officially registered.
- One Half -
- Fraction symbol for One Half (0.5) of some other value.
- Degree -
- The degree symbol is used to represent temperature or angular measurements.
ISO 8859-1 Codes
There are many other special characters that can be shown on web pages, each of which has a special code known as an ISO code.
See the full list of ISO 8859-1 Codes for displaying special characters in HTML.