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Entities and Entity Sets

Switching to a different encoding isn't the only way to represent characters that are not included in the UTF-8 character set. Don't forget that you can always reference any character by quoting its ISO 10646 character number in a character reference (such as &).

You can also declare an entity that represents the character you need, such as this declaration of the degree sign (?) taken from the ISO 8859-1 character set:


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