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May 26, 2009

EntityCode.com – Collection Of Symbols Beyond Not Found On Keyboard

Entitycode is a website that provides the web service of letting you have some special symbols that you cannot type through your keyboard. These special characters can be easily added now using this web site. It basically has a collection of all html entities and more.

Entities are used to implement reserved characters or to express characters that cannot easily be entered with the keyboard. ISO-8859-1 is the default character set in most browsers. The first 128 characters of ISO-8859-1 is the original ASCII character-set (the numbers from 0-9, the uppercase and lowercase English alphabet, and some special characters).

The higher part of ISO-8859-1 (codes from 160-255) contains the characters used in Western European countries and some commonly used special characters. The HTML Symbol Entities include mathematical symbols, Greek characters, various arrows, technical symbols and shapes. It is worth noting that Entity Names are case sensitive.

The idea for creating such a web site came from admin’s constant need to add those hard to remember HTML entity codes, such as the copyright symbol ( © ), every time he’s developing a new website or writing a new article. Usually, he would either open one of his previously done web pages and copy what he needed, or go to w3schools to search in their long lists for what I want.

I don’t know if he’s the only one doing this, but I know for sure that both methods must have wasted your time and exhausted even your eyes.

Therefore, this website eliminates the frustration and the wasted time caused by this simple task.

I know that a full list of all the entities along with their names and codes is a must have for any web developer, but in real development scenarios only a handful of HTML symbols are actually used, so why waste time and energy trying to find what we need by reading long lists written in small hard to read fonts. So this site gains its edge here over others with its good user interface and easy to read fonts

I hope that you find EntityCode helpful for your web development needs.

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