Unicode to HTML Name Convertor
Why is this online tool useful?
Many web designers make the mistake of pasting a unicode character directly into their web page, not realising that non-ascii characters generally don't display correctly on live websites. To fix this issue, you need to use the hex / dec number, or the HTML name which is easier to remember. For example, the HTML name for the copyright symbol is © which will look like this in the browser - ©.
Another symbol which may display correctly, but will invalidate your HTML code is the ampersand symbol which needs to be written as its HTML name - &amp; - which will display as & in the browser.
To check the unicode number of a specific character...
- Hold down the windows key on your keyboard and press the R key.
- In the run dialogue that pops up, type charmap and hit the Enter key.
- Windows Character Map will pop up and from there, you can click on the desired character and check the Alt key sequence in the bottom right of the window.