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Character Entities

There are 256 characters (0-255) in the ASCII character set, but there is full agreement on only 0-127 (and a few flavors of Unix are not in complete compliance). The extended set (128-255) varies widely by platform (and even by font families within a platform); you can generalize concerning, at most, half of them. HTML 4.0 supports all of the basic 128, and most of the extended set on which there is general agreement.

This page provides the ASCII number (and where supported by HTML the abbreviation) for characters that are commonly used on Websites but not on most keyboards. It is divided into:

  General Characters
   Reserved by HTML
   Supported by HTML 4.0
   Not supported by HTML 4.01
.   Foreign Language Characters2
   Spanish
   French
   German

1. All of these characters are supported by IE 4, NS 6, and Opera 3.5.
2. All foreign language characters presented are supported by HTML 4.0
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General Characters

Char-
acter
Code
(ASCII)
Code
(Abbrev.)
  Char-
acter
Code
(ISO)
Code (Abbrev.)
Characters Reserved by HTML   Supported by HTML 4.0 (cont.)
 <  & #060 ; & lt ;   µ & #181 ; & micro ;
 >  & # 062 ; & gt ;   & #182 ; & para ;
& & # 038 ; & amp ;   · & #183 ; & middot ;
Supported by HTML 4.0   ¼ & # 188 ; & frac14 ;
Nb. Space & #160 ; & nbsp ;   ½ & #189 ; & frac12 ;
¢ & #162 ; & cent ;   ¾ & #190 ; & frac34 ;
£ & #163 ; & pound ;   ÷ & #247 ; & divide ;
¥ & #165 ; & yen ;   Not Supported by HTML 4.0
§ & #167 ; & sect ;   & #133 ; none
© & #169 ; & copy ;   & #134 ; none
­1 & #173 ; & shy ;   & #135 ; none
® & #174 ; & reg ;   & #149 ; none
° & #176 ; & deg ;   2 & #151 ; none
± & #177 ; & plusmin ;   & #153 ; none

1. "& #173 ;"  is a  soft hyphen.
2. "& # 151 ;"  is an   em dash.

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Foreign Language Characters

We selected only most common of the Spanish, French, and German diacritics. All are supported by HTML 4.0.
Char-
acter
Code
(ASCII)
Code
(Abbrev.)
  Char-
acacter
Code
(ASCII)
Code
(Abbrev.)
Spanish   French (cont.)
¡ & #161 ; & iexcl ;   à & #224 ; & agrave ;
ª & #170 ; & ordf ;   á & #225 ; & aacute ;
º & #186 ; & ordm ;   â & #226 ; & acirc ;
¿ & #191 ; & iquest ;   è & #232 ; & egrave ;
Ç & #199 ; & Ccedil ;   é & # 233 ; & eacute ;
Ñ & #209 ; & Ntilde ;   ê & # 234 ; & ecirc ;
ç & #231 ; & ccedil ;   î & #238 ; & icirc ;
í & #237 ; & iacute ;   ò & #242 ; & ograve ;
ñ & #241 ; & ntilde ;   ô & #244 ; & ocirc ;
ó & #243 ; & oacute ;   û & #251 ; & ucirc;
French   German
ª & #170 ; & ordf ;   ¨ & #168 ; & uml ;
º & #186 ; & ordm ;   Ä & #196 ; & Auml ;
À & #192 ; & Agrave ;   Ë & #203 ; & Euml ;
Á & #193 ; & Aacute ;   Ö & #214 ; & Ouml ;
 & #194 ; & Acirc ;   Ü & #220 ; & Uuml ;
È & #200 ; & Egrave ;   ä & #228 ; & auml ;
É & #201 ; & Eacute ;   ë & #235 ; & euml ;
Ê & #202 ; & Ecirc ;   ö & #246 ; & ouml ;
Ô & # 212 ; & Ocirc ;   ü & # 252 ; & uuml ;

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