An Introduction to HTML Symbols

HTML symbols need no introduction, as they are a key part of HTML. But have you ever wondered what they consist of? To put it briefly, HTML symbols are like mathematical operators that allow users to enter technical symbols and currency symbols that are not present on a standard keyboard. You can add the characters by using the entity name or the entity number for the symbol. 

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What Are HTML Symbols?

HTML symbols are like mathematical operators that allow users to enter technical symbols and currency symbols that are not present on a regular keyboard. These codes start with an ampersand and end with a semicolon.

Mathematical Symbols Supported By HTML

Char

Number 

Entity

Description

∀

∀

FOR ALL

∂

∂

PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL

∃

∃

THERE EXISTS

∅

∅

EMPTY SETS

∇

∇

NABLA

∈

∈

ELEMENT OF

&#8713

∉

NOT AN ELEMENT OF

∑

∑

N-ARY SUMMATION

∏

∏

N-ARY PRODUCT

Example:

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Greek Letters Supported By HTML

Char

Number

Entity

Description

Α

Α

Α

GREEK CAPITAL LETTER ALPHA

Β

&#914

Β

GREEK CAPITAL LETTER BETA

Γ

Γ

Γ

GREEK CAPITAL LETTER GAMMA

Δ

Δ

Δ

GREEK CAPITAL LETTER ZETA

Ε

Ε

Ε

GREEK CAPITAL LETTER EPSILON

Ζ

Ζ

Ζ

GREEK CAPITAL LETTER ZETA

Let’s look at the example depicted below:

/greek-letter

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There are many more symbols, such as currency, arrows, and operator symbols, that can be added to the web page. Let's look at the following example to see how we can add them.

additional symbols

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With this, we have covered a basic look into the HTML symbols. This article should have helped you gain a broader understanding of HTML symbols and insight into how you can add symbols that are not on your keyboard. 

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