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Html Entities

February 23, 2019

HTML entities are strigns inside HTML code that start with ampersand & and end with semicolon ;. They allow you to add wide variety of characters to your HTML code.

For example < and > characters are reserved in HTML because they are used to enclose HTML tags. But if you need to display one of them on the page you can use &gt; to display > and &lt; for <.

HTML entities can be referenced by name, like we did with &gt; and &lt, but they also have numeric references: hexadecimal and decimal.

For examle &gt; can also be referenced as &#62; and &lt; can be referenced as &#60;.

Some of the entities don’t have named reference and can only be referenced by their decimal or hexadecimal reference. Like for example celsius sign &#8451;

Here is a list of some popular HTML entities:

CharacterEntityHexadecimalDecimalName
©&copy;&#x000A9;&#169;COPYRIGHT SIGN
®&reg; &circledR;&#x000AE;&#174;REGISTERED SIGN
&trade;&#x02122;&#8482;TRADE MARK SIGN
>&gt;&#x0003E;&#62;GREATER-THAN SIGN
<&lt;&#x0003C;&#60;LESS-THAN SIGN
;&semi;&#x0003B;&#59;SEMICOLON
&&amp;&#x00026;&#38;AMPERSAND
&quot;&#x00022;&#34;QUOTATION MARK
#&num;&#x00023;&#35;NUMBER SIGN
&starf; &bigstar;&#x02605;&#9733;BLACK STAR
&star;&#x02606;&#9734;WHITE STAR
&#x02702;&#9986;BLACK SCISSORS
&check; &checkmark;&#x02713;&#10003;CHECK MARK
&cross;&#x02717;&#10007;BALLOT X
&#x02729;&#10025;STRESS OUTLINED WHITE STAR
&#x0272A;&#10026;CIRCLED WHITE STAR
&#x0275E;&#10078;HEAVY DOUBLE COMMA QUOTATION MARK ORNAMENT
&#x02764;&#10084;HEAVY BLACK HEART
&larr; &leftarrow; &LeftArrow; &slarr; &ShortLeftArrow;&#x02190;&#8592;LEFTWARDS ARROW
&uarr; &uparrow; &UpArrow; &ShortUpArrow;&#x02191;&#8593;UPWARDS ARROW
&rarr; &rightarrow; &RightArrow; &srarr; &ShortRightArrow;&#x02192;&#8594;RIGHTWARDS ARROW
&darr; &downarrow; &DownArrow; &ShortDownArrow;&#x02193;&#8595;DOWNWARDS ARROW
&euro;&#x020AC;&#8364;EURO SIGN
&#x025B6;&#9654;BLACK RIGHT-POINTING TRIANGLE
&xdtri; &bigtriangledown;&#x025BD;&#9661;WHITE DOWN-POINTING TRIANGLE
&#x025C9;&#9673;FISHEYE
&sum; &Sum;&#x02211;&#8721;N-ARY SUMMATION
&#x02139;&#8505;INFORMATION SOURCE
&numero;&#x02116;&#8470;NUMERO SIGN
&copysr;&#x02117;&#8471;SOUND RECORDING COPYRIGHT
&#x02103;&#8451;DEGREE CELSIUS
&#x02109;&#8457;DEGREE FAHRENHEIT
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