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Including symbols and foreign characters in answers
Answer ID 159   |   Last Review Date 12/19/2018

How do I write Non-ASCII symbols and foreign characters in answers using ASCII?  

Environment:

Answers, Special or Language Characters, HTML

Resolution:

You can include many different symbols and foreign characters by using standard HTML and special character references. For a list of HTML special character references, refer to http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/reference/article.php/3472621.

Note: You can use this technique to add special characters in public answers. The format for special symbols and foreign characters is:

&#character_reference;

where character_reference is the ANSI number.

Note: Be sure to include the ampersand (&), the number sign (#), and the semi-colon(;).

For example: If you need to include a foreign character in a solution, say an Ñ, for example, you could enter the following in the Question or Answer fields:

Ñ

Also, with regard to answers created using HTML, note that once you create the answer with the initial code and try to edit it again later, the special characters (i.e. &#209;) will convert to the actual character (Ñ). This may cause problems when displaying the < and > signs around examples of HTML code in a Question or Answer field.


 

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