Common Typographic Symbols & Their HTML Entity Representations

Here are some common typographic symbols and their HTML entity references. It’s more of a quick reference for me than anything else. It comes from The Smashing Book #1.

  • & Ampersand (&)
  • © Copyright sign (©)
  • ® Registered trademark (®)
  • § Section sign (§): when used twice, §§ means sections.
  • ‘ ’ “ ” Quotation marks ( ‘ ’ “ ”)
  • ° Degree sign (°)
  • ¼ One-quarter fraction (¼)
  • ½ One-half fraction (½)
  • ¾ Three-quarters fraction (¾)
  • ‰ Per mille sign (‰)
  • € Euro sign (€)
  • … Ellipsis (…)
  • – En dash (–)
  • — Em dash (—): used to indicate a sudden break in thought.
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