Some characters are reserved in HTML, e.g. you cannot use the
less than (
greater than (
or angle brackets within your text, because the browser could mistake them for
markup, while some characters are not present on the keyboard like copyright
To display these special characters, they must be replaced with the character entities.
Frequently Used HTML Character Entities
|Result||Description||Entity Name||Numerical reference|
|non-breaking space|| || |
You can use numeric character references, instead of entity names. A key benefit of using numeric character references is that, they have stronger browser support, and can be used to specify any Unicode character, whereas entities are limited to a subset of this.