Re: square root sign in HTML?

Subject: Re: square root sign in HTML?
From: Alan Wood <alan -dot- wood -at- CONTEXT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 09:34:56 +0100

John Cornellier [SMTP:cornelli -at- CLAMART -dot- SRPC -dot- SLB -dot- COM] asked:

Anyone know an HTML character entity for the square root sign? Has to work
in NN4.

The square root sign can be displayed using &radic; or &#8730;

My copy of Navigator 4.61 accepts &#8730; but does not understand &radic;
(IE5 does support it).

But it is not as simple as that. It appears that you have to tell Netscape
to use Unicode (View -> Character Set -> Unicode (UTF-8), but it will not
take any notice if your page already specifies any other character set with
a META tag.

For an indexed list of HTML 4 character entities, see:

For details of using Unicode characters with Netscape browsers, see:

Alan Wood
Documentation Writer / Web Master
Context Limited
Electronic publishers of UK and EU legal and official documents
alan -dot- wood -at- context -dot- co -dot- uk

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