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HTML Symbols


HTML Symbol Entities

HTML entities were described in the previous chapter.

Many mathematical, technical, and currency symbols, are not present on a normal keyboard.

To add these symbols to an HTML page, you can use an HTML entity name.

If no entity name exists, you can use an entity number; a decimal (or hexadecimal) reference.

Note If you use an HTML entity name or a hexadecimal number, the character will always display correctly.
This is independent of what character set (encoding) your page uses!

Example

<p>I will display &euro;</p>
<p>I will display &#8364;</p>
<p>I will display &#x20AC;</p>

Will display as:

I will display €
I will display €
I will display €

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Some Mathematical Symbols Supported by HTML

Char Number Entity Description
&#8704; &forall; FOR ALL
&#8706; &part; PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL
&#8707; &exist; THERE EXISTS
&#8709; &empty; EMPTY SETS
&#8711; &nabla; NABLA
&#8712; &isin; ELEMENT OF
&#8713; &notin; NOT AN ELEMENT OF
&#8715; &ni; CONTAINS AS MEMBER
&#8719; &prod; N-ARY PRODUCT
&#8721; &sum; N-ARY SUMMATION

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Some Greek Letters Supported by HTML

Char Number Entity Description
Α &#913; &Alpha; GREEK CAPITAL LETTER ALPHA
Β &#914; &Beta; GREEK CAPITAL LETTER BETA
Γ &#915; &Gamma; GREEK CAPITAL LETTER GAMMA
Δ &#916; &Delta; GREEK CAPITAL LETTER DELTA
Ε &#917; &Epsilon; GREEK CAPITAL LETTER EPSILON
Ζ &#918; &Zeta; GREEK CAPITAL LETTER ZETA

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Some Other Entities Supported by HTML

Char Number Entity Description
© &#169; &copy; COPYRIGHT SIGN
® &#174; &reg; REGISTERED SIGN
&#8364; &euro; EURO SIGN
&#8482; &trade; TRADEMARK
&#8592; &larr; LEFTWARDS ARROW
&#8593; &uarr; UPWARDS ARROW
&#8594; &rarr; RIGHTWARDS ARROW
&#8595; &darr; DOWNWARDS ARROW
&#9824; &spades; BLACK SPADE SUIT
&#9827; &clubs; BLACK CLUB SUIT
&#9829; &hearts; BLACK HEART SUIT
&#9830; &diams; BLACK DIAMOND SUIT

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