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HTML Entities | Lesson 27 HTML Tutorial

The entities in html are like the signs but with number of small abbr, so when dealing with entities like copy write and euro sign or so on we use the entities.

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HTML Entities

Some characters are reserved in HTML for special purpose. If you use the copyright or less than (<) or greater than (>) signs in your text, the browser might mix them with tags. So the safest way is to use the entities number of common names to display reserved characters in HTML.

Character Entity Example:


Note: To display a less than sign (<) we must write: < or <

Non-breaking Space

A common character entity used in HTML is the non-breaking space:   which is used to create space in the horizontal line.


<p>Hello guys     How are You </p>

Result: Hello guys How are Your

Some Common Character Entities in This Table:

ResultDescriptionEntity NameEntity Number
non-breaking space&nbsp;&#160;
<less than&lt;&#60;
>greater than&gt;&#62;
double quotation mark &quot;&#34;
single quotation mark (apostrophe) &apos;&#39;
®registered trademark&reg;&#174;

#Focus: These entities code is case sensitive so when dealing with these entities take care of code character case.

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