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The page has been written using entity references (old term) or named character references (HTML5 term), which are special notations for characters. In an UTF-8 encoded page, you could use e.g. “ó” as such, but a reference like ó is valid, too, and might be preferred by page authors/developers for various reasons (e.g., not knowing how to type ...


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They are HTML Special Entity Codes. Reference HTML: Special Characters: HTML Entities and/or ISO Latin-1 codes can be placed in source code like any other alphanumeric characters to produce special characters and symbols that cannot be generated in HTML with normal keyboard commands. For example, to render Düsseldorf the HTML source should ...


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HTML uses following entities for letters and other characters used in foreign languages. Take a look and you will see that "ó" character is "ó". And this is a good article about the UTF-8 and Character Encoding in browsers: In the beginning, there was ASCII, and things were simple. But they weren't good, for no one could write in Cyrillic ...



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