Solved

Can I type these characters directly into HTML or do I have to use ASCI code

Posted on 2016-10-17
2
49 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-17
For music characters like ♯ ♭ Can I just type these into HTML directly from a command on my keyboard, or do I need to enter the ASCI?

I realize I could test it but with browser compatibility varying I wanted to ask an expert to give me the correct response.
0
Comment
Question by:burnedfaceless
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
Dr. Klahn earned 500 total points
ID: 41847529
When dealing with special characters it is good practice to use the HTML Unicode method per this page examples:

<p>I will display &spades;<p>
<p>I will display &#9824;<p>
<p>I will display &#x2660;<p> 

Open in new window


They will then render correctly in any browser, within the limitations of the characters available to the browser in the selected typeface.

See also the Wikipedia article on HTML and Unicode.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:burnedfaceless
ID: 41847534
Thank you sir.
0

Featured Post

Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go

You are probably backing up your data—but how and where? Ransomware is on the rise and there are variants that specifically target backups. Read on to discover why off-site is the way to go.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article discusses four methods for overlaying images in a container on a web page
This article discusses how to create an extensible mechanism for linked drop downs.
The viewer will the learn the benefit of plain text editors and code an HTML5 based template for use in further tutorials.
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

695 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question