HTML Entities (Symbols/Special Characters) on EECS Web Pages

Most Common Foreign Language Characters

Our professors whose names contain html entities:

The HTML entities for these names are:

Character entities start with an ampersand (&) and end with a semi-colon (;). The letter right after the ampersand is the letter which is being transformed (in the cases above "c," "o" and "e," respectively). The uml (umlaut) and acute specifies how it is being transformed.

Other Useful Symbols and Characters

The most commonly underused HTML entity is the ampersand. The correct way to write an ampersand in HTML is &. For example:

A very useful entity is the one that creates a non-breaking space. This can be used if you have a table that adjusts with the window size and you want a firstname and lastname to always appear on the same line. A non-breaking space is written  . For example:

To make footnotes, you can use the superscript tag <sup>. For example:

You can turn the 1 into a link that takes you to some text on the bottom of the page. To make a link to another paragraph on the same page, use a hash tag (#) in the URL followed by any word that you provide (in the example below, we're using: fn1). To mark the paragraph you're linking to, turn some of the text in it (in this case we're using the word One) into a URL, using <a name="fn1"> instead of <a href="fn1">

For more symbols, see the HTML ISO-8859-1 Reference .


maggie@eecs
Tuesday, 03-Jul-2012 09:10:19 PDT


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