Symbolicode - HTML Unicode Characters

Symbolicode makes it easy to find the entity references used to display math & currency symbols, Greek characters,
Url Encodings, & punctuation. Click on a symbol below, paste the code into your document and you're done.

  • ¼
  • ½
  • ¾
  • °
  • %
  • <
  • >
  • +
  • ±
  • ×
  • ÷
  • =
  • #
  • ¹
  • ²
  • ³
  • ¢
  • $
  • ¤
  • £
  • ¥
  • ƒ
  • µ
  • ×
% £ © & @ { } ® Ø

Right, so what's this all about then?

HTML 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. These entities are case-sensitive and take the form &name;. Examples of entities include &copy; for the copyright symbol and &lt; for the less than symbol and &gt; for the greater than symbol.

In order to use some of these numeric references you must be sure to declare the Unicode Charcter Set in the head of your documents.

Using a Transitional, Strict or otherwise DOCTYPE:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

Using the HTML5 DOCTYPE:

<meta charset="utf-8" />

In addition to entities, numeric character references can be used to specify any character. These references are usually specified in decimal or hexadecimal format, though browser support is stronger for decimal references. Decimal references are of the form &#number; while hexadecimal references take the case-insensitive form &#xnumber;. Numeric character references include &#169; or &#xA9; for the copyright symbol and &#913; or &#x391; for the Greek capital letter alpha.

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