RE: HTML Code for "Greater Than or Equals to" Symbol

Subject: RE: HTML Code for "Greater Than or Equals to" Symbol
From: Alan Wood <alan -dot- wood -at- context -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "'Send mail to TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 09:54:44 -0000

Leslie Grimm (leslieg -at- aiinet -dot- com) asked:

> Does anyone know if there is an HTML code for the
> "greater than or equals to" symbol?

There are three ways to code this character in HTML:

&ge;
&#8805;
&#x2265;

You can find an indexed list of HTML 4 named character entities at:

http://www.hclrss.demon.co.uk/demos/ent4_frame.html

Internet Explorer 5 is good at displaying this sort of special character.

Netscape 4.7 does not seem to be able to display the great majority of the
named character entities that have equivalent decimal code points greater
than 255, and does not seem to be able to recognise hexadecimal numerical
references. Netscape also requires that either the HTML document has a meta
tag with charset=utf-8, or that it does not have a specified charset, in
which case you will have to select the Unicode (UTF-8) character set from
the View menu in order to force special characters to be displayed.

Which ever browser you use, you and your readers will also need a font that
includes this character. "Greater than or equal to" is in the WGL4
character set, so recent versions of Arial, Courier New and Times New Roman
include this character. You can download free WGL4 fonts from:

http://www.microsoft.com/truetype/fontpack/win.htm

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





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