Extended Character Sets

All alphanumeric characters (A to Z and 0 through 9) and many symbols will display on a web page simply by typing them in. Several characters including some European language symbols and accents require that their decimal equivalent be entered to display the character properly on the page. An example is the less than (<) and greater than (>) symbol which is used to define tags. In order to use these symbols a developer must add them using their decimal equivalent or HTML special entity reference. To enter a symbol from the extended character set begin with an AND symbol (&) and end with a Semicolon (;). An example would be &#160; or &nbsp; which would both place a single space in that spot that you place this entry.

The UNICODE charcter sets have set out to provide a universal method to describe all known character sets including all currently used written languages, all historical languages, all commonly used symbols as well as some other characters. It includes the capacity for future expansion as well. There are various character sets in the UNICODE standard. UTF-8 is the currently the most widely used UNICODE character set..

The following table contains the ISO Latin-1 single byte character set. The table describes each character, its decimal code, and its special entity reference for HTML, as well as providing a brief description. Either the decimal code or the HTML reference can be used.

ISO Latin-1 Character Set

Character
Decimal Code
HTML
Description



 
&#00; - &#08;
 
Unused



 
&#09;
 
Horizontal tab



 
&#10;
 
Line feed



 
&#11; - &#31;
 
Unused
 
&#32;
 
Space



!
&#33;
 
Exclamation mark



"
&#34;
&quot;
Quotation mark



#
&#35;
 
Number sign



$
&#36;
 
Dollar sign



%
&#37;
 
Percent sign



&
&#38;
&amp;
Ampersand



'
&#39;
 
Apostrophe



(
&#40;
 
Left parenthesis



)
&#41;
 
Right parenthesis



*
&#42;
 
Asterisk



+
&#43;
 
Plus sign



,
&#44;
 
Comma



-
&#45;
 
Hyphen



.
&#46;
 
Period (dot)



/
&#47;
 
Solidus (slash)



0 - 9
&#48; - &#75;
 
Digit 0 - 9



:
&#58;
 
Colon



;
&#59;
 
Semicolon



<
&#60;
&lt;
Less than



=
&#61;
 
Equals sign



>
&#62;
&gt;
Greater than



?
&#63;
 
Question mark



@
&#64;
 
Commercial at



A - Z
&#65; - &#90;
 
Capital A -Z



[
&#91;
 
Left square bracket



\
&#92;
 
Reverse solidus (backslash)



]
&#93;
 
Right square bracket



^
&#94;
 
Caret



_
&#95;
 
Horizontal bar (underscore)



`
&#96;
 
Acute accent



a - z
&#97; - &#122;
 
Small a - z



{
&#123;
 
Left curly brace



|
&#124;
 
Vertical bar



}
&#125;
 
Right curly brace



~
&#126;
 
Tilde
 
&#127; - &#159;
(Internet Explorer (based on users settings) specific)



 
&#160;
&nbsp;
Non-breaking Space



¡
&#161;
&iexcl;
Inverted exclamation



¢
&#162;
&cent;
Cent sign



£
&#163;
&pound;
Pound sterling



¤
&#164;
&curren;
General currency sign



¥
&#165;
&yen;
Yen sign



¦
&#166;
&brvbar; or &brkbar;
Broken vertical bar



§
&#167;
&sect;
Section sign



¨
&#168;
&um; or &die;
Diæresis / Umlaut



©
&#169;
&copy;
Copyright



ª
&#170;
&ordf;
Feminine ordinal



«
&#171;
&laquo;
Left angle quote, guillemot left



¬
&#172;
&not
Not sign



­
&#173;
&shy;
Soft hyphen



®
&#174;
&reg;
Registered trademark



¯
&#175;
&macr; or &hibar;
Macron accent



°
&#176;
&deg;
Degree sign



±
&#177;
&plusmn;
Plus or minus



²
&#178;
&sup2;
Superscript two



³
&#179;
&sup3;
Superscript three



´
&#180;
&acute;
Acute accent



µ
&#181;
&micro;
Micro sign



&#182;
&para;
Paragraph sign



·
&#183;
&middot;
Middle dot



¸
&#184;
&cedil;
Cedilla



¹
&#185;
&sup1;
Superscript one



º
&#186;
&ordm;
Masculine ordinal



»
&#187;
&raquo;
Right angle quote, guillemot right



¼
&#188;
&frac14;
Fraction one-fourth



½
&#189;
&frac12;
Fraction one-half



¾
&#190;
&frac34;
Fraction three-fourths



¿
&#191;
&iquest;
Inverted question mark



À
&#192;
&Agrave;
Capital A, grave accent



Á
&#193;
&Aacute;
Capital A, acute accent



Â
&#194;
&Acirc;
Capital A, circumflex



Ã
&#195;
&Atilde;
Capital A, tilde



Ä
&#196;
&Auml;
Capital A, diæresis / umlaut



Å
&#197;
&Aring;
Capital A, ring



Æ
&#198;
&AElig;
Capital AE ligature



Ç
&#199;
&Ccedil;
Capital C, cedilla



È
&#200;
&Egrave;
Capital E, grave accent



É
&#201;
&Eacute;
Capital E, acute accent



Ê
&#202;
&Ecirc;
Capital E, circumflex



Ë
&#203;
&Euml;
Capital E, diæresis / umlaut



Ì
&#204;
&Igrave;
Capital I, grave accent



Í
&#205;
&Iacute;
Capital I, acute accent



Î
&#206;
&Icirc;
Capital I, circumflex



Ï
&#207;
&Iuml;
Capital I, diæresis / umlaut



Ð
&#208;
&ETH;
Capital Eth, Icelandic



Ñ
&#209;
&Ntilde;
Capital N, tilde



Ò
&#210;
&Ograve;
Capital O, grave accent



Ó
&#211;
&Oacute;
Capital O, acute accent



Ô
&#212;
&Ocirc;
Capital O, circumflex



Õ
&#213;
&Otilde;
Capital O, tilde



Ö
&#214;
&Ouml;
Capital O, diæresis / umlaut



×
&#215;
&times;
Multiply sign



Ø
&#216;
&Oslash;
Capital O, slash



Ù
&#217;
&Ugrave;
Capital U, grave accent



Ú
&#218;
&Uacute;
Capital U, acute accent



Û
&#219;
&Ucirc;
Capital U, circumflex



Ü
&#220;
&Uuml;
Capital U, diæresis / umlaut



Ý
&#221;
&Yacute;
Capital Y, acute accent



Þ
&#222;
&THORN;
Capital Thorn, Icelandic



ß
&#223;
&szlig;
Small sharp s, German sz



à
&#224;
&agrave;
Small a, grave accent



á
&#225;
&aacute;
Small a, acute accent



â
&#226;
&acirc;
Small a, circumflex



ã
&#227;
&atilde;
Small a, tilde



ä
&#228;
&auml;
Small a, diæresis / umlaut



å
&#229;
&aring;
Small a, ring



æ
&#230;
&aelig;
Small ae ligature



ç
&#231;
&ccedil;
Small c, cedilla



è
&#232;
&egrave;
Small e, grave accent



é
&#233;
&eacute;
Small e, acute accent



ê
&#234;
&ecirc;
Small e, circumflex



ë
&#235;
&euml;
Small e, diæresis / umlaut



ì
&#236;
&igrave;
Small i, grave accent



í
&#237;
&iacute;
Small i, acute accent



î
&#238;
&icirc;
Small i, circumflex



ï
&#239;
&iuml;
Small i, diæresis / umlaut



ð
&#240;
&eth;
Small eth, Icelandic



ñ
&#241;
&ntilde;
Small n, tilde



ò
&#242;
&ograve;
Small o, grave accent



ó
&#243;
&oacute;
Small o, acute accent



ô
&#244;
&ocirc;
Small o, circumflex



õ
&#245;
&otilde;
Small o, tilde



ö
&#246;
&ouml;
Small o, diæresis / umlaut



÷
&#247;
&divide;
Division sign



ø
&#248;
&oslash;
Small o, slash



ù
&#249;
&ugrave;
Small u, grave accent



ú
&#250;
&uacute;
Small u, acute accent



û
&#251;
&ucirc;
Small u, circumflex



ü
&#252;
&uuml;
Small u, diæresis / umlaut



ý
&#253;
&yacute;
Small y, acute accent



þ
&#254;
&thorn;
Small thorn, Icelandic



ÿ
&#255;
&yuml;
Small y, diæresis / umlaut

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