ISO8859-1 Table

HTML 2.0
The basic HTML 2.0 Standard supports four "Special characters".
DescriptionCodeEntity name
quotation mark
"  --> "    
"   --> "
ampersand
&  --> &    
&    --> &
less-than sign
&#60;  --> <    
&lt;     --> <
greater-than sign
&#62;  --> >    
&gt;     --> >

ISO entitiy names
Following entities for ISO 8859 Latin-1 ignore when using other character sets. The ISO List of symbols shown below, provides a much wider selection of symbols. Most of these symbols are supported by most popular web browsers.
DescriptionCharCodeEntity name
non-breaking space
    &#160; -->      
&nbsp;   -->  
inverted exclamation
    &#161; --> ¡    
&iexcl;  --> ¡
cent sign
    &#162; --> ¢    
&cent;   --> ¢
pound sterling
    &#163; --> £    
&pound;  --> £
general currency sign
    &#164; --> ¤    
&curren; --> ¤
yen sign
    &#165; --> ¥    
&yen;    --> ¥
broken vertical bar
    &#166; --> ¦    
&brvbar; --> ¦
section sign
    &#167; --> §    
&sect;   --> §
umlaut (dieresis)
    &#168; --> ¨    
&uml;    --> ¨
copyright
    &#169; --> ©    
&copy;   --> ©
feminine ordinal
    &#170; --> ª    
&ordf;   --> ª
left angle quote, guillemotleft
    &#171; --> «    
&laquo;  --> «
not sign
    &#172; --> ¬    
&not;    --> ¬
soft hyphen
    &#173; --> ­    
&shy;    --> ­
registered trademark
    &#174; --> ®    
&reg;    --> ®
macron accent
    &#175; --> ¯    
&macr;   --> ¯
degree sign
    &#176; --> °    
&deg;    --> °
plus or minus
    &#177; --> ±    
&plusmn; --> ±
superscript two
    &#178; --> ²    
&sup2;   --> ²
superscript three
    &#179; --> ³    
&sup3;   --> ³
acute accent
    &#180; --> ´    
&acute;  --> ´
micro sign
    &#181; --> µ    
&micro;  --> µ
paragraph sign
    &#182; --> ¶    
&para;   --> ¶
middle dot
    &#183; --> ·    
&middot; --> ·
cedilla
    &#184; --> ¸    
&cedil;  --> ¸
superscript one
    &#185; --> ¹    
&sup1;   --> ¹
masculine ordinal
    &#186; --> º    
&ordm;   --> º
right angle quote, guillemotright
    &#187; --> »    
&raquo;  --> »
fraction one-fourth
    &#188; --> ¼    
&frac14; --> ¼
fraction one-half
    &#189; --> ½    
&frac12; --> ½
fraction three-fourths
    &#190; --> ¾    
&frac34; --> ¾
inverted question mark
    &#191; --> ¿    
&iquest; --> ¿
capital A, grave accent
    &#192; --> À    
&Agrave; --> À
capital A, acute accent
    &#193; --> Á    
&Aacute; --> Á
capital A, circumflex accent
    &#194; --> Â    
&Acirc;  --> Â
capital A, tilde
    &#195; --> Ã    
&Atilde; --> Ã
capital A, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#196; --> Ä    
&Auml;   --> Ä
capital A, ring
    &#197; --> Å    
&Aring;  --> Å
capital AE diphthong (ligature)
    &#198; --> Æ    
&AElig;  --> Æ
capital C, cedilla
    &#199; --> Ç    
&Ccedil; --> Ç
capital E, grave accent
    &#200; --> È    
&Egrave; --> È
capital E, acute accent
    &#201; --> É    
&Eacute; --> É
capital E, circumflex accent
    &#202; --> Ê    
&Ecirc;  --> Ê
capital E, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#203; --> Ë    
&Euml;   --> Ë
capital I, grave accent
    &#204; --> Ì    
&Igrave; --> Ì
capital I, acute accent
    &#205; --> Í    
&Iacute; --> Í
capital I, circumflex accent
    &#206; --> Î    
&Icirc;  --> Î
capital I, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#207; --> Ï    
&Iuml;   --> Ï
capital Eth, Icelandic
    &#208; --> Ð    
&ETH;    --> Ð
capital N, tilde
    &#209; --> Ñ    
&Ntilde; --> Ñ
capital O, grave accent
    &#210; --> Ò    
&Ograve; --> Ò
capital O, acute accent
    &#211; --> Ó    
&Oacute; --> Ó
capital O, circumflex accent
    &#212; --> Ô    
&Ocirc;  --> Ô
capital O, tilde
    &#213; --> Õ    
&Otilde; --> Õ
capital O, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#214; --> Ö    
&Ouml;   --> Ö
multiply sign
    &#215; --> ×    
&times;  --> ×
capital O, slash
    &#216; --> Ø    
&Oslash; --> Ø
capital U, grave accent
    &#217; --> Ù    
&Ugrave; --> Ù
capital U, acute accent
    &#218; --> Ú    
&Uacute; --> Ú
capital U, circumflex accent
    &#219; --> Û    
&Ucirc;  --> Û
capital U, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#220; --> Ü    
&Uuml;   --> Ü
capital Y, acute accent
    &#221; --> Ý    
&Yacute; --> Ý
capital THORN, Icelandic
    &#222; --> Þ    
&THORN;  --> Þ
small sharp s, German (sz ligature)
    &#223; --> ß    
&szlig;  --> ß
small a, grave accent
    &#224; --> à    
&agrave; --> à
small a, acute accent
    &#225; --> á    
&aacute; --> á
small a, circumflex accent
    &#226; --> â    
&acirc;  --> â
small a, tilde
    &#227; --> ã    
&atilde; --> ã
small a, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#228; --> ä    
&auml;   --> ä
small a, ring
    &#229; --> å    
&aring;  --> å
small ae diphthong (ligature)
    &#230; --> æ    
&aelig;  --> æ
small c, cedilla
    &#231; --> ç    
&ccedil; --> ç
small e, grave accent
    &#232; --> è    
&egrave; --> è
small e, acute accent
    &#233; --> é    
&eacute; --> é
small e, circumflex accent
    &#234; --> ê    
&ecirc;  --> ê
small e, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#235; --> ë    
&euml;   --> ë
small i, grave accent
    &#236; --> ì    
&igrave; --> ì
small i, acute accent
    &#237; --> í    
&iacute; --> í
small i, circumflex accent
    &#238; --> î    
&icirc;  --> î
small i, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#239; --> ï    
&iuml;   --> ï
small eth, Icelandic
    &#240; --> ð    
&eth;    --> ð
small n, tilde
    &#241; --> ñ    
&ntilde; --> ñ
small o, grave accent
    &#242; --> ò    
&ograve; --> ò
small o, acute accent
    &#243; --> ó    
&oacute; --> ó
small o, circumflex accent
    &#244; --> ô    
&ocirc;  --> ô
small o, tilde
    &#245; --> õ    
&otilde; --> õ
small o, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#246; --> ö    
&ouml;   --> ö
division sign
    &#247; --> ÷    
&divide; --> ÷
small o, slash
    &#248; --> ø    
&oslash; --> ø
small u, grave accent
    &#249; --> ù    
&ugrave; --> ù
small u, acute accent
    &#250; --> ú    
&uacute; --> ú
small u, circumflex accent
    &#251; --> û    
&ucirc;  --> û
small u, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#252; --> ü    
&uuml;   --> ü
small y, acute accent
    &#253; --> ý    
&yacute; --> ý
small thorn, Icelandic
    &#254; --> þ    
&thorn;  --> þ
small y, dieresis or umlaut mark
    &#255; --> ÿ    
&yuml;   --> ÿ


How to read this table. The columns are
1st:
textual description of the character
2nd:
character inserted directly into the HTML page as one byte
3rd:
character written as numeric HTML entity, in the format:
"how it looks literally" --> "what your browser does with it"
4th:
character written as symbolic HTML entity, in the format:
"how it looks literally" --> "what your browser does with it"
So for example, if you see something like "&divide; --> &divide;" in the 4th column, this means your browser doesn't know about the entity name "divide" and just puts it literally.

This table grew out of an overview of the "ISO Latin-1 Character Set" overview related to the Hyper-G Text Format (HTF). The entity names &brkbar; and &Dstrok; seem to be unique to HTF. The entity name &hibar; has been supported by X Mosaic but seems to be replaced with &macr;. The entity names &uml; and &die; should be equivalent.

The standards stuff: The HTML 2.0 Standard includes a section on Character Entity Sets and an overview on the HTML Coded Character Set (The entity names are derived from ISO 8879).
Or have a look at the Latin-1 Character Entities as listed in an draft for the HTML 3.0 specification.
The Appendix II of CERN's HTML+ Discussion Document contains a table (in PostScript format) of the proposed character entities for HTML+ and their corresponding character codes for Unicode and the Adobe Latin-1 & Symbol character sets.

Please note that there is nothing wrong with using characters of ISO Latin-1 above 127: the normal transmission protocol for the WWW, HTTP/1.0, uses the 8bit ISO latin-1 as default encoding. (Thanks to Roman Czyborra for pointing this out!)

Other information:


Martin Ramsch, 16.02.1994, 07.01.1996, 01.07.1996, 1998-10-09