HTML Characters, Entities and Symbols

Here you will find a complete list of characters, entities and symbols as defined in HTML 4.01 and above. There are two ways that you can use these characters in your HTML documents, firstly, you can use the entity code (®) or alternatively, with most entities you can use the entity name (®). If using in CSS, you will find the appropriate css code to use with the content property.

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Note: When using entity names they are case-sensitive.

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ASCII Character Set

The standard ASCII character set consists of 128 decimal numbers ranging from 0 through 127 assigned to letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and the most common special characters.

Character Entity References

Character entity references, or entities for short, provide a method of entering characters that cannot be expressed in the document's character encoding or that cannot easily be entered on a keyboard.

Greek Symbols

Here you will find the ASCII codes for the upper and lower case letters of the Greek alphabet. The Greek alphabet consists of twenty four letters.

Mathematical Symbols

Provides a list of the current mathematical character entities.

Other Symbols and Entities

Lists all other symbols, entities and characters that could not be placed in any of the above categories.