HTML Tutorial - HTML Entities

There are some characters that have special meaning in HTML document, such as < and > characters.

To use these characters in your content without being interpreted as HTML, you can use HTML entities.

An entity is a code the browser substitutes for the special character.


The following table lists the most frequently used entities.

ResultDescriptionEntity NameEntity Number
  non-breaking space &nbsp; &#160;
< less than &lt; &#60;
> greater than &gt; &#62;
& ampersand &amp; &#38;
¢ cent &cent; &#162;
£ pound &pound; &#163;
¥ yen &yen; &#165;
euro &euro; &#8364;
© copyright &copy; &#169;
® registered trademark &reg; &#174;