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Special Characters List

"
Double quote
&
& Ampersand (“and” sign)
<
< Less-than
&gt;
> Greater-than
&nbsp;
un-linebreak-able space
&iexcl;
¡ Upside-down !
&cent;
¢ Cent sign (c crossed out)
&pound;
£ Pound sign: the currency symbol
not the tic-tac-toe telephone
symbol, which is incorrectly called “pound”.
&curren;
¤ circle with dashes at NE, SE, SW, and NW
&yen;
¥ Y crossed out
&brvbar;
¦ Vertical line, maybe with gap in middle
&sect;
§ Section sign (like hurricane symbol on weather maps)
&uml;
¨ Two dots up in the air
&copy;
© Copyright sign (C in a circle)
&ordf;
ª lower case “a” up in the air
&laquo;
« Two small less-than signs: the German open-quote
&not;
¬ Not sign from classical logic
&shy;
­ “Soft” hyphen: a dash
&reg;
® Registered sign (R in a circle)
&macr;
¯ Macron (horizontal line up in the air)
&deg;
° Degree sign
&plusmn;
± Plus-or-minus sign
&sup2
² 2 up in the air
&sup3;
³ 3 up in the air
&acute;
´ Little dash pointing to North-East
&micro;
µ Micro sign, lower case Greek Mu
&para;
Paragraph sign (mirror image capital P with two legs and a black eye)
&middot;
· Decimal Point (English style, mid-level)
&cedil;
¸ Small sickle shape, low down
&sup1;
¹ 1 up in the air
&ordm;
º lower case “o” up in the air
&raquo;
» Two small greater-than signs: the German close-quote
&frac14;
¼ One quarter
&frac12;
½ One half
&frac34;
¾ Three quarters
&iquest;
¿ Upside-down ?
&times;
× Times sign: narrow x without serifs
&divide;
÷ Division sign: a colon : with a dash through it
&ETH;
Ð Old English voiced “Th”, “D” with dash through upright
&eth;
ð Old Englished voiced “th”: bendy “d” with dash through tail
&THORN;
Þ Old English unvoiced “Th”: “P” but loop has slipped down
&thorn;
þ Old English unvoiced “th”: smaller version of the above
&AElig;
Æ “A” and “E” in a ligature, as in ENCYCLOPAEDIA
&aelig;
æ “a” and “e” in a ligature, as in “encyclopaedia”
&OElig;
Œ “O” and “E” in a ligature, as in MANOEUVRE
&oelig;
œ “o” and “e” in a ligature, as in “manoeuvre”
&Aring;
Å “A” with a little circle above: Angstrom sign
&Oslash;
Ø “O” with diagonal line through: Empty set sign
&Ccedil;
Ç “C” with cedilla (sickle shape) underneath
&ccedil;
ç “c” with cedilla (sickle shape) underneath
&szlig;
ß German “sz” ligature, like a lower case Greek Beta
&Ntilde;
Ñ N with wiggle on top
&ntilde;
ñ n with wiggle on top