This web page is a human readable version of the DTD that can be found at This DTD specifies the available character entity for the Special set.

Typical invocation (for xhtml1) is by explicitly using the following tag in your document:

       "-//W3C//ENTITIES Latin 1 for XHTML//EN"


The table below gives the entity name, and the numeric code for the character. If you for example want to put an apostroph mark (') in your text, you can use either:

    Here is a apostroph mark &apos; in my text

Or you can use:

    Here is a apostroph mark &#39; in my text
name code appearance description Category
C0 Controls and Basic Latin
quot 34 " quotation mark = APL quote U+0022 ISOnum
amp 38 & ampersand U+0026 ISOnum
lt 60 < less-than sign U+003C ISOnum
gt 62 > greater-than sign U+003E ISOnum
apos 39 ' apostrophe mark U+0027 ISOnum
Latin Extended-A
OElig 338 Πlatin capital ligature OE U+0152 ISOlat2
oelig 339 œ latin small ligature oe U+0153 ISOlat2
ligature is a misnomer, this is a separate character in some languages
352 Scaron Š latin capital letter S with caron U+0160 ISOlat2
scaron 353 š latin small letter s with caron U+0161 ISOlat2
Yuml 376 Ÿ latin capital letter Y with diaeresis U+0178 ISOlat2
Spacing Modifier Letters
circ 710 ˆ modifier letter circumflex accent U+02C6 ISOpub
tilde 732 ˜ small tilde U+02DC ISOdia
General Punctuation
ensp 8194 en space U+2002 ISOpub
emsp 8195 em space U+2003 ISOpub
thinsp 8201 thin space U+2009 ISOpub
zwnj 8204 zero width non-joiner U+200C NEW RFC 2070
zwj 8205 zero width joiner U+200D NEW RFC 2070
lrm 8206 left-to-right mark U+200E NEW RFC 2070
rlm 8207 right-to-left mark U+200F NEW RFC 2070
ndash 8211 en dash U+2013 ISOpub
mdash 8212 em dash U+2014 ISOpub
lsquo 8216 left single quotation mark U+2018 ISOnum
rsquo 8217 right single quotation mark U+2019 ISOnum
sbquo 8218 single low-9 quotation mark U+201A NEW
ldquo 8220 left double quotation mark U+201C ISOnum
rdquo 8221 right double quotation mark U+201D ISOnum
bdquo 8222 double low-9 quotation mark U+201E NEW
dagger 8224 dagger U+2020 ISOpub
Dagger 8225 double dagger U+2021 ISOpub
permil 8240 per mille sign U+2030 ISOtech