Know your entities!

Having worked on numerous bilingual sites, I often run into accented characters and ligatures that don't work in older browsers. Entities such as ™ and œ don't work in Netscape 4. Luckily, N4's support for numerical entities is much better. ™ can be replaced with ™ and œ can be replaced with œ. Check out the W3C's list of character entity references in HTML 4 or I use Blooberry's which details browser compatibility for each character.

Published October 08, 2003 · Updated September 17, 2005
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