A common character entity used in HTML is the non-breaking space ( ).
Browsers will always truncate spaces in HTML pages. If you write 10 spaces in your text, the browser will remove 9 of them, before displaying the page. To add spaces to your text, you can use the character entity.
Result Description Entity Name Entity Number non-breaking space < less than < < > greater than > > & ampersand & & ¢ cent ¢ ¢ £ pound £ £ ¥ yen ¥ ¥ € euro € € § section § § © copyright © © ® registered trademark ® ® ™ trademark ™ ™
1. Entity names are case sensitive!
2. The advantage of using an entity name, instead of a number, is that the name is easier to remember. However, the disadvantage is that browsers may not support all entity names (the support for entity numbers is very good).