Buttons for HTML entities
Enter text with special characters you want to convert.
If you want tags like <b> to be transformed into <b> and symbol codes like ® to become encoded too (&#174;) aswell - press button.
If you want to keep tags and previous symbol codes - press . This will keep stuff like
<div class="bla">₧</div> as it is and will convert partially-converted text (like turn
You can also use button to keep converted symbols same like in the example but still convert "<" and ">" tag notations to their entities.
You can also switch from decimal entity codes to hex (base 16) symbol codes. Check the "Decimal / Hex" check box for that.
Extract symbol codes with Enty
You can use this tool to extract decimal, or hex codes of symbols you want. There are some ways to type symbols from keyboard with these codes. You can find some in Keyboard symbols. To get symbols' codes you have to copy these symbols into my tool and hit . In the result you get, text locked inside "&#" and ";", or "&#x" and ";" is decimal and hex code of corresponding symbols. You'll figure it all out fast, I'm sure. ;)
Why webmasters need it?
Because there are many different encoding systems in this world you can't just copy and paste special text symbols into an HTML source code and be happy with how your page displays it. You place it in encoding number one in your text editor and your user's browser thinks it's an encoding number two, so webmasters have to use only the most compatible symbols in their html codes and scripts.