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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 - & - which will display as & in the browser.

To check the unicode number of a specific character...

  1. Hold down the windows key on your keyboard and press the R key.
  2. In the run dialogue that pops up, type charmap and hit the Enter key.
  3. 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.