Character Flaws

Special characters like ¼, ½, currency signs, copyright symbols and anything else that’s not displayed on your keyboard can sometimes look like gobbledygook on your Web pages or blog posts because the browser doesn’t always read these types of things correctly. When you need to type these special characters, head for a special characters reference page like this one at WebMonkey. Use this chart to find the special code, called a character entity, that corresponds to the character you want to display, and type that code into your blog post. You can use the name code or the number code, either one works.