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The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design by Victor Sumner, Dionysios Synodinos, Craig Grannell

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Appendix C

ENTITIES reference

Generally speaking, characters not found in the normal alphanumeric set must be added to a web page by way of character entities. These take the form &#n;, with n being a two- to four-digit number. Many entities also have a name, which tends to be more convenient and memorable; these are also listed. However, entities are case sensitive, so take care when adding them to your web pages.

Although most browsers display nonalphanumeric characters when the relevant encoding is specified, it’s sometimes necessary to use entities to ensure your page displays as intended across a large range of machines.

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