Special Characters (Like this one: πŸ˜€)

In this lesson I will talk to you about special characters. Sometimes you come up with a character that you want to put on your web page, like a copyright sign or a couple extra spaces (since you learned a while ago that the browser only recognizes 1 space.) Then you need to put in to your web page a special character. I will show you what I mean.

<p>Check &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Out</p>

Check     This     Out

As you can see, now you can have several spaces at once by using &nbsp; non-breaking space and you can use it as few or as many times you need.

Let's try to do the copyright symbol now.

<p>Copyright &copy;</p>

Copyright ©

You use &copy; to display the copyright symbol. Before we go on, I have to say something pretty important to you. Don't use the & on your web page because otherwise the browser will think you are trying to display a special character and the browser might get all messed up. If you want to put the & sign on your web page, use the special character which is &amp;

HTML Character Codes

To we can refer to a special character with its Hex Code, HTML Code or its HTML Entity name. Below I wrote the copyright sign three different ways but they all rendered the same.

<p style="font-size: 2em;">&#xa9; &#169; &copy;</p>

© © ©

The good news is that you don't have to keep in mind the name of all the 65.000 entity because there's a great online tool to find the desired character:

Find HTML Character Codes

Special Character List

You can simply copy the characters below and paste them in your project:

  á à â ä ã å & < > " ' ‹ › « » ☞ $ ¢ £ ¥ € β‚Ή β‚½ ε…ƒ © ® β˜” β˜• β›Ή β›„ ☠ ☒ ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ β–² β–³ β—― β—Ό § ¶ ☎ ☐ β˜‘ β˜’ βœ” ✘ ☺ ☻ β™ͺ β™« ⚐ βœ‰ ✎ β˜€ ✰ β˜… ❝ ❞ ❀ † ➀ ➧ ← ↑ → ↓ β†– β†— β†˜ ↙ ™ @ βœ“ ℃ ℉ + × ÷ = ≠ ¼ ½ ¾ β…“ β…” ! ? – — β…€ Ω β„Ή β„– βšͺ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ 😊 πŸ˜” 🌦 🌜 🌻 🍩 🍻 πŸ” 🎭 🏊 πŸ• 🐡 🐺 🐾 πŸ‘€ πŸ‘ πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘¦ πŸ‘ͺ πŸ‘« πŸ’€ πŸ’” πŸ’© πŸ’ͺ πŸ’° πŸ’Ύ πŸ“ πŸ“Œ πŸ”‘ πŸ”« 🚧 πŸ›  πŸ›’

More characters to copy-paste.

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