I have funny characters/letters/symbols all over my pages.
Posted by Serhiy Hryva, Last modified by Serhiy Hryva on 31 January 2011 06:11 PM
Chances are you copied and pasted your content from a source that used it's own encoding for special characters. Since HTML doesn't know what to do with this, it will sometimes display garbage. Microsoft word does this a lot with it's special "smart quotes".

If you want to use these special characters you will need to change them to what are called "HTML Entities"

Find the symbol you want to use in this chart and replace the crazy characters you are seeing with the correct entitiy:

Output HTML Entity
space  
! !
" "
# #
$ $
% %
& &
' '
( (
) )
* *
+ +
, ,
- -
. .
/ /
0 0
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
: :
; &#59;
< &#60;
= &#61;
> &#62;
? &#63;
@ &#64;
a &#65;
b &#66;
c &#67;
d &#68;
e &#69;
f &#70;
g &#71;
h &#72;
i &#73;
j &#74;
k &#75;
l &#76;
m &#77;
n &#78;
o &#79;
p &#80;
q &#81;
r &#82;
s &#83;
t &#84;
u &#85;
v &#86;
w &#87;
x &#88;
y &#89;
z &#90;
[ &#91;

&#92;
] &#93;
^ &#94;
Output HTML Entity
_ &#95;
` &#96;
a &#97;
b &#98;
c &#99;
d &#100;
e &#101;
f &#102;
g &#103;
h &#104;
i &#105;
j &#106;
k &#107;
l &#108;
m &#109;
n &#110;
o &#111;
p &#112;
q &#113;
r &#114;
s &#115;
t &#116;
u &#117;
v &#118;
w &#119;
x &#120;
y &#121;
z &#122;
{ &#123;
| &#124;
} &#125;
~ &#126;
� &#161;
� &#162;
� &#163;
¤ &#164;
� &#165;
| &#166;
§ &#167;
" &#168;
© &#169;
� &#170;
� &#171;
� &#172;
­ &#173;
® &#174;
� &#175;
� &#176;
� &#177;
� &#178;
³ &#179;
´ &#180;
� &#181;
¶ &#182;
� &#183;
, &#184;
¹ &#185;
� &#186;
� &#187;
� &#188;
� &#189;
¾ &#190;
� &#191;
À &#192;
Output HTML Entity
Á &#193;
 &#194;
à &#195;
� &#196;
� &#197;
� &#198;
� &#199;
È &#200;
� &#201;
Ê &#202;
Ë &#203;
Ì &#204;
Í &#205;
ÃŽ &#206;
Ï &#207;
Ð &#208;
� &#209;
Ã’ &#210;
Ó &#211;
Ô &#212;
Õ &#213;
� &#214;
× &#215;
Ø &#216;
Ù &#217;
Ú &#218;
Û &#219;
� &#220;
Ý &#221;
Þ &#222;
� &#223;
� &#224;
� &#225;
� &#226;
ã &#227;
� &#228;
� &#229;
� &#230;
� &#231;
� &#232;
� &#233;
� &#234;
� &#235;
� &#236;
� &#237;
� &#238;
� &#239;
ð &#240;
� &#241;
� &#242;
� &#243;
� &#244;
õ &#245;
� &#246;
� &#247;
ø &#248;
� &#249;
� &#250;
� &#251;
� &#252;
ý &#253;
þ &#254;
ÿ &#255;
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