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How do I display the Copyright sign in html?

     

midi25

7:12 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi I have been using © in my pages but all its does is just display that.

How can I get the C sign to come up as in copyright.

Thanks

dom86

8:05 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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© should work always does for me. Donít get why it doesnít work for you. You could do this (c) instead.

monkeythumpa

8:05 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That should work, what character set are you using?

Try copying the actual symbol into your pages and see what happens, this works for me too: ©

Otherwise try: ©

dom86

8:12 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Have a look at these page

http://www.copyrightauthority.com/copyright-symbol/


[htmlhelp.com...]

I think your using a character set that does not display the copyright symbol

midi25

8:25 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks. I included a doc type and it then worked.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">

Thanks

TheDoctor

5:13 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I included a doc type and it then worked.

lol :)

This thread should be recommended reading for newbies.

midi25

5:32 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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suprising. As html is deemed so silly I,ve not even taken time to learn the basics lol. And I am fully Ms cert in vb.net lol.

geekay

7:14 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't understand what the doctype has to do with the original problem about the displaying. Doctype is needed for validating the html.

dom86 suggested checking the character set used, like (or maybe nowadays UTF-8):

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

lZakl

7:48 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I agree with Dom86 & geekay, if done correctly, someone SHOULD be able to insert the symbol by holdin "alt+shift" and typing "0169" as they write the HTML (On Mac it's option+G) and not have to use the &169; or whatever. Some browsers will default to read the ascii charset, but it's a really good to have the Doctype there just incase... and it makes it easier just to include the original charactor instead of the ascii equivalent.

© Zak ;0)

createErrorMsg

8:35 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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html is deemed so silly

Really? I had no idea.

I don't understand what the doctype has to do with the original problem about the displaying. Doctype is needed for validating the html.

Doctypes do a lot more than just facilitate validation. They tell the browser how and why to interpret all sorts of things in both the html source and css file and this can make a HUGE difference in how a page renders cross-browser. Without the doctype browsers are free to interpret as they see fit; with the doctype they are forced (in most cases) to interpret according to the guidelines of the doctype.

There are so many reasons to add a doctype to every page. This thread points out another minor one.

cEM

TheDoctor

10:12 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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createErrorMsg is right. And we get so many posts asking "is the doctype important", "do I really need a doctype", etc that I've flagged this thread so that I can cite it next time the question comes up.

Hence my remark in my previous post.

 

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