(Of course, the above does not apply if you are writing for a specific group of users, or need another character set for your language).
The following tables give all characters which are available in the ISO Latin 1 character set. In each table, you will see four columns:
The table with characters uses a small GIF image for each character. This means you need to load up to 32 images per table. A faster way is probably to download the screenshot for the table, and use that as a reference.
The final specification for HTML 3.2 does not include the quot entity. Dan Connolly explained this on the www-html mailing list:
> Why is the " entity not present in the latest HTML 3.2 > specification, even though it is used in an example in > the documentation? No good reason. It's a mistake. Dan
Although the specs require that all browsers support this character set, not all actually do. In particular, Macintosh browsers display the following 15 characters incorrectly: the broken vertical bar (¦), superscript 1 (¹), 2 (²) and 3 (³), shy (­) quarter (¼), half (½), three quarters (¾), uppercase (Ð) and lowercase eth (ð), uppercase (Þ) and lowercase thorn (þ), uppercase (Ý) and lowercase y acute (ý) and the multiplication sign (×). Macintosh users might want to install CourierWeb or ProfontWeb, monospaced font that can display all entities correctly. Alan Flavell maintains a more extensive dicussion of this topic.
In most cases, you will not need to use the " entity for the
double quote ("). It might come in handy if you need it inside a
quoted attribute value, for example as in
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