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Special Symbols

The standard ASCII set contains 128 characters and can be used perfectly well for English documents. However, accents, curly quotes, and many commonly used symbols unfortunately cannot be found in this group. Luckily, HTML can contain any character in the full ISO Latin-1 character set (also known as ISO 8859-1). In Windows and Unix systems, just enter the character in the usual way and it will display properly in the browser.

Figure 1.8. To display a ç properly, you must use either its number or its name. It looks awful in your HTML document, but on the Web page, where it counts, it's beautiful—on any platform.



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