are characters not found on the keyboard. There is a list of special characters
beginning on page 172 of Dreamweaver 2 Bible (and probably somewhere
in more recent reference books.) In the book, the code for the character is
the numerical portion of the item in the "Decimal Code" column. To insert
the character, go to Code View, then click at the location where you want
the cursor to insert the character. Make sure that you actually click at that
position to move the cursor into the Code View window - the cursor may just
look like it is where you want it, but is still in the Design View window!
Type in the code preceded by &# and followed by a semicolon. For instance,
for a pi symbol (π), type π. Note that some characters will only
display in Design View as a dot where the character should be, although they
will show up fine when viewed in the browser.
I've also read that a
character can be inserted directly into your text in Code View by holding
down the ALT key and typing in the code. You need to add leading zeros to
make a total of four numbers. For example, an asterisk could be inserted by
pressing ALT and typing 0042. A copyright
character would be inserted by pressing ALT and typing 0169.
Unfortunately, I can't get this method to work.
copyright, ©: 169
Some useful characters
from the list include:
micro, µ :
dot in the middle of the
character space, · : 183
large dot in the middle
of the character space, : 149
multiplication sign, ×
degree symbol, ° :
pi symbol, π : 960
I have created a special page
of symbols, mostly for use in my Chemistry pages, which can be copied
and pasted into the text .