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Sometimes, we need to include some special character, such > and < in the content of an HTML element. These characters are called as entities. So, HTML enables us to include such symbols in the content of an element by using the various character entities. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) calls the character entities as character encodings. There are some character, such as Greek and Chinese, which do not appear on the keyboard of the user. Therefore, you cannot write them directly from the keyboard. However, you can overcome form this problem by using the character entities in an HTML document. The character entity is composed of the following parts in the sequential manner :

Complete HTML Character Entities List

Following table describes complete character entities available in HTML5 :

Character Entities Character Entity with Number Character Description
&quot; &#34; " quotation mark
&amp; &#38; & ampersand
&lt; &#60; < less-than sign
&gt; &#62; > greater-than sign
&nbsp; &#160;   non-breaking space
&iexcl; &#161; ¡ inverted exclamation mark
&cent; &#162; ¢ cent sign
&pound; &#163; £ pound sign
&curren; &#164; ¤ currency sign
&yen; &#165; ¥ yen sign
&brvbar; &#166; ¦ broken bar
&sect; &#167; § section sing
&uml; &#168; ¨ diaeresis
&copy; &#169; © copyright sign
&ordf; &#170; ª feminine ordinal indicator
&laquo; &#171; « left-pointing double angle quotation mark
&not; &#172; ¬ not sign
&shy; &#173; ­ s soft hyphen
&reg; &#174; ® registered sign
&macr; &#175; ¯ macron
&deg; &#176; ° degree sing
&plusmn; &#177; ± plus-minus sign
&sup2; &#178; ² superscripted two
&sup3; &#179; ³ superscripted three
&acute; &#180; ´ acute accent
&micro; &#181; µ micro sign
&para; &#182; pilcrow sign
&middot; &#183; · middle dot
&cedil; &#184; ¸ cedilla
&sup1; &#185; ¹ superscripted one
&ordm; &#186; º masculine ordinal indicator
&raquo; &#187; » right-pointing double angle quotation mark
&frac14; &#188; ¼ vulgar fraction one quarter
&frac12; &#189; ½ vulgar fraction one half
&frac34; &#190; ¾ vulgar fraction three quarters
&iquest; &#191; ¿ inverted question mark
&Agrave; &#192; À Latin capital letter A with grave
&Aacute; &#193; Á Latin capital letter A with acute
&Acirc; &#194; Â Latin capital letter A with circumflex
&Atilde; &#195; Ã Latin capital letter A with tilde
&Auml; &#196; Ä Latin capital letter A with diaeresis
&Aring; &#197; Å Latin capital letter A with ring above
&AElig; &#198; Æ Latin capital letter AE
&Ccedil; &#199; Ç Latin capital letter C with cedilla
&Egrave; &#200; È Latin capital letter E with grave
&Eacute; &#201; É Latin capital letter E with acute
&Ecirc; &#202; Ê Latin capital letter E with circumflex
&Euml; &#203; Ë Latin capital letter E with diaeresis
&Igrave; &#204; Ì Latin capital letter I with grave
&Iacute; &#205; Í Latin capital letter I with acute
&Icirc; &#206; Î Latin capital letter I with circumflex
&Iuml; &#207; Ï Latin capital letter I with diaeresis
&ETH; &#208; Ð Latin capital letter ETH
&Ntilde; &#209; Ñ Latin capital letter N with tilde
&Ograve; &#210; Ò Latin capital letter O with grave
&Oacute; &#211; Ó Latin capital letter O with acute
&Ocirc; &#212; Ô Latin capital letter O with circumflex
&Otilde; &#213; Õ Latin capital letter O with tilde
&Ouml; &#214; Ö Latin capital letter O with diaeresis
&times; &#215; × multiplication sign
&Oslash; &#216; Ø Latin capital letter O with stroke
&Ugrave; &#217; Ù Latin capital letter U with grave
&Uacute; &#218; Ú Latin capital letter U with acute
&Ucirc; &#219; Û Latin capital letter U with circumflex
&Uuml; &#220; Ü Latin capital letter U with diaeresis
&Yacute; &#221; Ý Latin capital letter Y with acute
&THORN; &#222; Þ Latin capital letter THORN
&szlig; &#223; ß Latin small letter sharp s
&agrave; &#224; à Latin small letter a with grave
&aacute; &#225; á Latin small letter a with acute
&acirc; &#226; â Latin small letter a with circumflex
&atilde; &#227; ã Latin small letter a with tilde
&auml; &#228; ä Latin small letter a with diaeresis
&aring; &#229; å Latin small letter a with ring above
&aelig; &#230; æ Latin small letter ae
&ccedil; &#231; ç Latin small letter c with cedilla
&egrave; &#232; è Latin small letter e with grave
&eacute; &#233; é Latin small letter e with acute
&ecirc; &#234; ê Latin small letter e with circumflex
&euml; &#235; ë Latin small letter e with diaeresis
&igrave; &#236; ì Latin small letter i with grave
&iacute; &#237; í Latin small letter i with acute
&icirc; &#238; î Latin small letter i with circumflex
&iuml; &#239; ï Latin small letter i with diaeresis
&eth; &#240; ð Latin small letter eth
&ntilde; &#241; ñ Latin small letter n with tilde
&ograve; &#242; ò Latin small letter o with grave
&oacute; &#243; ó Latin small letter o with acute
&ocirc; &#244; ô Latin small letter o with circumflex
&otilde; &#245; õ Latin small letter o with tilde
&ouml; &#246; ö Latin small letter o with diaeresis
&divide; &#247; ÷ division sign
&oslash; &#248; ø Latin small letter o with stroke
&ugrave; &#249; ù Latin small letter u with grave
&uacute; &#250; ú Latin small letter u with acute
&ucirc; &#251; û Latin small letter u with circumflex
&uuml; &#252; ü Latin small letter u with diaeresis
&yacute; &#253; ý Latin small letter y with acute
&thorn; &#254; þ Latin small letter thorn
&yuml; &#255; ÿ Latin small letter y with diaeresis
&OElig; &#338; ΠLatin capital ligature OE
&oelig; &#339; œ Latin small ligature oe
&Scaron; &#352; Š Latin capital letter S with caron
&scaron; &#353; š Latin small letter s with caron
&Yuml; &#376; Ÿ Latin capital letter Y with diaeresis
&fnof; &#402; ƒ Latin small letter f with hook
&circ; &#710; ˆ modifier letter circumflex accent
&tilde; &#732; ˜ small tilde
&Alpha; &#913; Α Greek capital letter alpha
&Beta; &#914; Β Greek capital letter beta
&Gamma; &#915; Γ Greek capital letter gamma
&Delta; &#916; Δ Greek capital letter delta
&Epsilon; &#917; Ε Green capital letter epsilon
&Zeta; &#918; Ζ Greek capital letter zeta
&Eta; &#919; Η Greek capital letter eta
&Theta; &#920; Θ Greek capital letter theta
&Iota; &#921; Ι Greek capital letter iota
&Kappa; &#922; Κ Greek capital letter kappa
&Lambda; &#923; Λ Greek capital letter lambda
&Mu; &#924; Μ Greek capital letter mu
&Nu; &#925; Ν Greek capital letter nu
&Xi; &#926; Ξ Greek capital letter xi
&Omicron; &#927; Ο Greek capital letter omicron
&Pi; &#928; Π Greek capital letter pi
&Rho; &#929; Ρ Greek capital letter rho
&Sigma; &#931; Σ Greek capital letter sigma
&Tau; &#932; Τ Greek capital letter tau
&Upsilon; &#933; Υ Greek capital letter upsilon
&Phi; &#934; Φ Greek capital letter phi
&Chi; &#935; Χ Greek capital letter chi
&Psi; &#936; Ψ Greek capital letter psi
&Omega; &#937; Ω Greek capital letter omega
&alpha; &#945; α Greek small letter alpha
&beta; &#946; β Greek small letter beta
&gamma; &#947; γ Greek small letter gamma
&delta; &#948; δ Greek small letter delta
&epsilon; &#949; ε Greek small letter epsilon
&zeta; &#950; ζ Greek small letter zeta
&eta; &#951; η Greek small letter eta
&theta; &#952; θ Greek small letter theta
&iota; &#953; ι Greek small letter iota
&kappa; &#954; κ Greek small letter kappa
&lambda; &#955; λ Greek small letter lambda
&mu; &#956; μ Greek small letter mu
&nu; &#957; ν Greek small letter nu
&xi; &#958; ξ Greek small letter xi
&omicron; &#959; ο Greek small letter omicron
&pi; &#960; π Greek small letter pi
&rho; &#961; ρ Greek small letter rho
&sigmaf; &#962; ς Greek small letter final sigma
&sigma; &#963; σ Greek small letter sigma
&tau; &#964; τ Greek small letter tau
&upsilon; &#965; υ Greek small letter upsilon
&phi; &#966; φ Greek small letter phi
&chi; &#967; χ Greek small letter chi
&psi; &#968; ψ Greek small letter psi
&omega; &#969; ω Greek small letter omega
&thetasym; &#977; ϑ Greek small letter theta symbol
&upsih; &#978; ϒ Greek upsilon with hook symbol
&piv; &#982; ϖ Greek pi symbol
&ensp; &#8194; en space
&emsp; &#8195; em space
&thinsp; &#8201; thin space
&zwnj; &#8204; zero width non-joiner
&zwj; &#8205; zero width joiner
&lrm; &#8206; left-to-right mark
&rlm; &#8207; right-to-left mark
&ndash; &#8211; en dash
&mdash; &#8212; em dash
&lsquo; &#8216; left single quotation mark
&rsquo; &#8217; right single quotation mark
&sbquo; &#8218; single low-9 quotation mark
&ldquo; &#8220; left double quotation mark
&rdquo; &#8221; right double quotation mark
&bdquo; &#8222; double low-9 quotation mark
&dagger; &#8224; dagger
&Dagger; &#8225; double dagger
&bull; &#8226; bullet
&hellip; &#8230; horizontal ellipsis
&permil; &#8240; per mille sign
&prime; &#8242; prime, minutes, feet
&Prime; &#8243; double prime
&lsaquo; &#8249; single left-pointing angle quotation mark
&rsaquo; &#8250; single right-pointing angle quotation mark
&oline; &#8254; overline
&frasl; &#8260; fraction slash
&euro; &#8364; euro sign
&image; &#8465; blackletter capital I
&weierp; &#8472; script capital P
&real; &#8476; blackletter capital R
&trade; &#8482; trade mark sign
&alefsym; &#8501; alef symbol
&larr; &#8592; leftwards arrow
&uarr; &#8593; upwards arrow
&rarr; &#8594; rightwards arrow
&darr; &#8595; downwards arrow
&harr; &#8596; left right arrow
&crarr; &#8629; downwards arrow with corner leftwards
&lArr; &#8656; leftwards double arrow
&uArr; &#8657; upwards double arrow
&rArr; &#8658; rightwards double arrow
&dArr; &#8659; downwards double arrow
&hArr; &#8660; left right double arrow
&forall; &#8704; for all symbol
&part; &#8706; partial differential symbol
&exist; &#8707; there exists symbol
&empty; &#8709; empty set symbol
&nabla; &#8711; Nabla symbol
&isin; &#8712; element of symbol
&notin; &#8713; not an element of symbol
&ni; &#8715; contains as member symbol
&prod; &#8719; n-ary product symbol
&sum; &#8721; n-ary summation symbol
&minus; &#8722; minus sign
&lowast; &#8727; asterisk operator
&radic; &#8730; square root
&prop; &#8733; proportional to symbol
&infin; &#8734; infinity
&ang; &#8736; angle
&and; &#8743; Logical and symbol
&or; &#8744; Logical or symbol
&cap; &#8745; intersection
&cup; &#8746; union
&int; &#8747; integral
&there4; &#8756; therefore
&sim; &#8764; tilde operator
&cong; &#8773; approximately equal to symbol
&asymp; &#8776; almost equal to symbol
&ne; &#8800; not equal to symbol
&equiv; &#8801; identical to symbol
&le; &#8804; less-than or equal to symbol
&ge; &#8805; greater-than or equal to symbol
&sub; &#8834; subset of symbol
&sup; &#8835; superset of symbol
&nsub; &#8836; not a subset of symbol
&sube; &#8838; subset of or equal to symbol
&supe; &#8839; superset of or equal to symbol
&oplus; &#8853; circled plus symbol
&otimes; &#8855; circled times symbol
&perp; &#8869; up tack symbol
&sdot; &#8901; dot operator
&lceil; &#8968; left ceiling symbol
&rceil; &#8969; right ceiling symbol
&lfloor; &#8970; left floor symbol
&rfloor; &#8971; right floor symbol
&lang; &#9001; left-pointing angle bracket
&rang; &#9002; right-pointing angle bracket
&loz; &#9674; lozenge
&spades; &#9824; black spade suit
&clubs; &#9827; black club suit
&hearts; &#9829; black heart suit
&diams; &#9830; black diamond suit

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