Sometimes you will need to use some less than ordinary characters in the content of your webpages. In Microsoft Word we use the appropriate special characters and symbols and in HTML we use HTML entities.

HTML entityDisplaysSymbol
éée acute
ëëe umlaut
 non-breaking space
©©copyright symbol
>>greater-than symbol
&lt;<less-than symbol
&raquo;»right angle quote
&laquo;«left angle quote
HTML entities

You should use them where appropriate in your HTML. Remember: there are a couple of extra marks in the PAT rubric for using HTML tags outside of the curriculum!

You can see the full set of symbols and entities at https://www.w3schools.com/charsets/ref_html_symbols.asp

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