Monday, June 4th, 2007

An Entity Lookup that helps

Category: LiveSearch, Showcase, Utility

We have all been there. Trying to remember the darn HTML entity required. You can try to scroll through the massive list, or you can use a new tool by Remy Sharp that lets you type in a character that looks kinda like the thing you want.

For example, if you type in “c” it gives you all the HTML entities
that look a bit like a letter “c”. These include: ¢, ©, ç,
⊆, ς

Imagine that. Something that actually tries to help.

Entity Lookup

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:52 am

4.2 rating from 43 votes


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Great Tool. Could use a little tweaking in IE6 but still great. I was needing something like this over the weekend 8P.

Comment by jdalton — June 4, 2007

Very Cool !

Comment by Калоян К. Цветков — June 4, 2007

Excellent. I searched for “arrow” and “>” and found the entities I always have to go and look for.

It would be nice to be able to click on a character in the results and see its neighbouring characters.

Comment by Michael Mahemoff — June 4, 2007

It’s surprising how many of those entities I have no idea what they are for. I had to look up the Masculine Ordinal Indicator (º), guess it’s more of an Italian and Spanish deal ;)

Comment by Adam Sanderson — June 4, 2007

Wow, thats a great tool, I’ll be sure to use it.

Comment by Andy Kant — June 4, 2007

There is also a dashboard widget for OS X

Comment by Liam Clancy (metafeather) — June 4, 2007

Very nice indeed, I will probably stop visiting WebMonkey if this turns out to be as useful as it appears.

Comment by Jeffrey Robbins — June 4, 2007

nice…very worthy…

Comment by Mark — June 4, 2007

This thing is damn cool.
You can now find great alphabets to spice up your name in orkut.

¢ Θ Θ Í

Comment by 100 Dollar Website — June 5, 2007

The lookup has been upgraded based on feedback:

* Add your own keyword terms and characters to entities
* Copy the HTML entity to the clipboard within the browser
* Compressed output (i.e. more info above the “fold”)

Comment by Remy Sharp — June 5, 2007


1 – 3 have superscripted 1 – 3 but 4 – 0 don’t have superscript, lol… i say bug

Comment by jaimz — June 5, 2007

Nice it would be very useful when I used Assembler in college to create a word processor.

Comment by Peter — June 6, 2007

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