HTML entityEdit

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HTML entities are a means of inserting a character or symbol into the source of an HTML document in an encoding-independent fashion.

  • © should appear in the browser as a copyright symbol: ©

They are also used for characters that would otherwise have special meaning within the source; for example:

  • &lt; should appear in the browser as a less-than symbol: <

HTML entities can be used to embed any Unicode character (as shown in "Unicode representations of modifier keys").

Other examples

  • #: &#35;