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Character Notes Code Render
a1 apostrophe typewriter apostrophe ' '
a2 apostrophe-like modifier letter, a glyph ʼ ʼ
a2 apostrophe-like prime - single prime ′
a2 apostrophe-like represented by right single quotes ’
a3 ampersand & &
a3 ampersand heavy serif 🙴 🙴
a3 ampersand gothic 🙲 🙲
a3 ampersand bold 🙳 🙳
a4 asterisk * *
a4 asterisks two aligned vertically ⁑
a4 asterisk low ⁎
a5 asterism ⁂
flower mark punctuation ⁕
reference mark ※
caret ‸
comma , ,
dotted cross ⁜
a6 ditto to be used in cjk languages   ѩ ѩ
a6 ditto-like closing double quotes –
a6 ditto-like double acute accents ˝ ˝
a0full stop . .
one dot leader &8228;
modifier letter colon &42889;
two dot punctuation &8282;
tricolon &8285;
vertical four dots &8286;
two dot leader &8229;
three dot punctuation &8278;
two dots over one dot &11818;
squared four dot &11820;
one dot over two dots &11819;
five dot mark &11821;
four dot mark &8283;
four dot &8280;
five dot &8281;
s0 semicolon reversed &8271;
s0 z notation type colon &10626;
s0 colon : :
s0 semicolon &#59; ;
q0 question ? ?
q0 question inverted spanish ¿ ¿
q0 question double ⁇
q0 question reversed ⸮
q0 question exclamation ⁈
q1 exclamation question ⁉
q1 exclamation ! !
q1 exclamation inverted spanish ¡ ¡
q1 exclamation double ‼
q0 interrobang ‽
q0 interrobang inverted ⸘
character tie ⁀
paragraph /pilcrow ¶
section § §

The Comma in Technical Writing

The comma is used to separate thousands in numbers of four or more digits:
There were 88,000 data points.

In some foreign languages the comma indicates the decimal point.
To avoid confusion in technical writing use a thin space   to replace the comma.
There were 88 000 data points.

Symbols in HTML

Entities, symbols & characters have four methods of reference:
Named, Decimal, Hexadecimal, and Unicode, but only the Decimal form is reliable across browsers and platforms.

To use decimal notation encoded in UTF-8 insert
<meta charset=“utf-8”>
as the first line in the <head> of your document.

UTF-8 Encoding

The name is an acronym of Unicode Transformation Format – 8-bit.
Unicode is an abbreviation of Universal Coded Character Set.
It is a Character encoding capable of encoding all characters,
1, 114, 112 in total.

It is the dominant character encoding for the world wide web, accounting for 88.9% of web pages in April 2017.

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