HTML entities are special codes used to display characters that have a specific meaning in HTML. They are particularly useful when you want to display reserved characters, symbols, or characters with special significance in your web content.

Common HTML Entities:

Here are some commonly used HTML entities:

  • < - Less than: &lt;
  • > - Greater than: &gt;
  • & - Ampersand: &amp;
  • " - Double quotation mark: &quot;
  • ' - Single quotation mark: &apos;

Special Symbols:

HTML entities can also display special symbols:

  • © - Copyright symbol: &copy;
  • ® - Registered trademark symbol: &reg;
  • ™ - Trademark symbol: &trade;
  • ♥ - Heart symbol: &hearts;
  • ★ - Star symbol: &#9733;

Math and Currency:

HTML entities can represent math and currency symbols:

  • ± - Plus-minus symbol: &plusmn;
  • € - Euro symbol: &euro;
  • ¢ - Cent symbol: &cent;
  • £ - Pound sterling symbol: &pound;
  • ¥ - Yen symbol: &yen;

These are just a few examples of the many HTML entities available. They allow you to accurately display a wide range of characters in your web content without conflicting with HTML's markup.

Remember to use HTML entities whenever you need to display characters that have special meanings or symbols that can't be typed directly.

Disclaimer: The examples provided are for educational purposes and may not be supported on all browsers or platforms. Always test your code for compatibility.

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