It is well-known that there are many writing systems in the world and on the internet, and the standard known as Universal Character Set Transformation Format—8-bit (UTF-8 for short) has done its best to create characters for them. If you want to use these characters in a webpage, you'll likely find that copy/pasting these characters directly into a text editor or the like simply results in a question mark, blank rectangle, or something equally vague.
The best way around this is to you an HTML Numerical Character Reference, or NCR. The difficulty, of course, is finding out the specific code for the glyph(s) you want; as UTF-8 has literally thousands of code points (65,535, to be exact, though many are reserved for special uses).
Thus this webpage. It will find the code point of any glyph found in UTF-8. All you need to do is copy and past the character or characters you want to look up into the text input below and click on the button labelled
Get Character Codes. The table captioned
The paragraph entitled
Coded Phrase For HTML, has three options:
The character/code table won't be affected either way.
Just a warning: This page only works for UTF-8, not for UTF-16 or UTF-32.
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