iso8859-1 table

Description                               Code            Entity name   
===================================       ============    ==============
quotation mark                            "  --> "    "   --> "
ampersand                                 &  --> &    &    --> &
less-than sign                            &#60;  --> <    &lt;     --> <
greater-than sign                         &#62;  --> >    &gt;     --> >

Description                          Char Code            Entity name   
===================================  ==== ============    ==============
non-breaking space                       &#160; -->      &nbsp;   -->  
inverted exclamation                     &#161; --> ¡    &iexcl;  --> ¡
cent sign                                &#162; --> ¢    &cent;   --> ¢
pound sterling                           &#163; --> £    &pound;  --> £
general currency sign                    &#164; --> ¤    &curren; --> ¤
yen sign                                 &#165; --> ¥    &yen;    --> ¥
broken vertical bar                      &#166; --> ¦    &brvbar; --> ¦
                                             Non-standard &brkbar; --> &brkbar;
section sign                             &#167; --> §    &sect;   --> §
umlaut (dieresis)                        &#168; --> ¨    &uml;    --> ¨
                                             Non-standard &die;    --> ¨
copyright                                &#169; --> ©    &copy;   --> ©
feminine ordinal                         &#170; --> ª    &ordf;   --> ª
left angle quote, guillemotleft          &#171; --> «    &laquo;  --> «
not sign                                 &#172; --> ¬    &not;    --> ¬
soft hyphen                              &#173; --> ­    &shy;    --> ­
registered trademark                     &#174; --> ®    &reg;    --> ®
macron accent                            &#175; --> ¯    &macr;   --> ¯
                                             Non-standard &hibar;  --> &hibar;
degree sign                              &#176; --> °    &deg;    --> °
plus or minus                            &#177; --> ±    &plusmn; --> ±
superscript two                          &#178; --> ²    &sup2;   --> ²
superscript three                        &#179; --> ³    &sup3;   --> ³
acute accent                             &#180; --> ´    &acute;  --> ´
micro sign                               &#181; --> µ    &micro;  --> µ
paragraph sign                           &#182; --> ¶    &para;   --> ¶
middle dot                               &#183; --> ·    &middot; --> ·
cedilla                                  &#184; --> ¸    &cedil;  --> ¸
superscript one                          &#185; --> ¹    &sup1;   --> ¹
masculine ordinal                        &#186; --> º    &ordm;   --> º
right angle quote, guillemotright        &#187; --> »    &raquo;  --> »
fraction one-fourth                      &#188; --> ¼    &frac14; --> ¼
fraction one-half                        &#189; --> ½    &frac12; --> ½
fraction three-fourths                   &#190; --> ¾    &frac34; --> ¾
inverted question mark                   &#191; --> ¿    &iquest; --> ¿
capital A, grave accent                  &#192; --> À    &Agrave; --> À
capital A, acute accent                  &#193; --> Á    &Aacute; --> Á
capital A, circumflex accent             &#194; --> Â    &Acirc;  --> Â
capital A, tilde                         &#195; --> Ã    &Atilde; --> Ã
capital A, dieresis or umlaut mark       &#196; --> Ä    &Auml;   --> Ä
capital A, ring                          &#197; --> Å    &Aring;  --> Å
capital AE diphthong (ligature)          &#198; --> Æ    &AElig;  --> Æ
capital C, cedilla                       &#199; --> Ç    &Ccedil; --> Ç
capital E, grave accent                  &#200; --> È    &Egrave; --> È
capital E, acute accent                  &#201; --> É    &Eacute; --> É
capital E, circumflex accent             &#202; --> Ê    &Ecirc;  --> Ê
capital E, dieresis or umlaut mark       &#203; --> Ë    &Euml;   --> Ë
capital I, grave accent                  &#204; --> Ì    &Igrave; --> Ì
capital I, acute accent                  &#205; --> Í    &Iacute; --> Í
capital I, circumflex accent             &#206; --> Î    &Icirc;  --> Î
capital I, dieresis or umlaut mark       &#207; --> Ï    &Iuml;   --> Ï
capital Eth, Icelandic                   &#208; --> Ð    &ETH;    --> Ð
                                             Non-standard &Dstrok; --> Đ
capital N, tilde                         &#209; --> Ñ    &Ntilde; --> Ñ
capital O, grave accent                  &#210; --> Ò    &Ograve; --> Ò
capital O, acute accent                  &#211; --> Ó    &Oacute; --> Ó
capital O, circumflex accent             &#212; --> Ô    &Ocirc;  --> Ô
capital O, tilde                         &#213; --> Õ    &Otilde; --> Õ
capital O, dieresis or umlaut mark       &#214; --> Ö    &Ouml;   --> Ö
multiply sign                            &#215; --> ×    &times;  --> ×
capital O, slash                         &#216; --> Ø    &Oslash; --> Ø
capital U, grave accent                  &#217; --> Ù    &Ugrave; --> Ù
capital U, acute accent                  &#218; --> Ú    &Uacute; --> Ú
capital U, circumflex accent             &#219; --> Û    &Ucirc;  --> Û
capital U, dieresis or umlaut mark       &#220; --> Ü    &Uuml;   --> Ü
capital Y, acute accent                  &#221; --> Ý    &Yacute; --> Ý
capital THORN, Icelandic                 &#222; --> Þ    &THORN;  --> Þ
small sharp s, German (sz ligature)      &#223; --> ß    &szlig;  --> ß
small a, grave accent                    &#224; --> à    &agrave; --> à
small a, acute accent                    &#225; --> á    &aacute; --> á
small a, circumflex accent               &#226; --> â    &acirc;  --> â
small a, tilde                           &#227; --> ã    &atilde; --> ã
small a, dieresis or umlaut mark         &#228; --> ä    &auml;   --> ä
small a, ring                            &#229; --> å    &aring;  --> å
small ae diphthong (ligature)            &#230; --> æ    &aelig;  --> æ
small c, cedilla                         &#231; --> ç    &ccedil; --> ç
small e, grave accent                    &#232; --> è    &egrave; --> è
small e, acute accent                    &#233; --> é    &eacute; --> é
small e, circumflex accent               &#234; --> ê    &ecirc;  --> ê
small e, dieresis or umlaut mark         &#235; --> ë    &euml;   --> ë
small i, grave accent                    &#236; --> ì    &igrave; --> ì
small i, acute accent                    &#237; --> í    &iacute; --> í
small i, circumflex accent               &#238; --> î    &icirc;  --> î
small i, dieresis or umlaut mark         &#239; --> ï    &iuml;   --> ï
small eth, Icelandic                     &#240; --> ð    &eth;    --> ð
small n, tilde                           &#241; --> ñ    &ntilde; --> ñ
small o, grave accent                    &#242; --> ò    &ograve; --> ò
small o, acute accent                    &#243; --> ó    &oacute; --> ó
small o, circumflex accent               &#244; --> ô    &ocirc;  --> ô
small o, tilde                           &#245; --> õ    &otilde; --> õ
small o, dieresis or umlaut mark         &#246; --> ö    &ouml;   --> ö
division sign                            &#247; --> ÷    &divide; --> ÷
small o, slash                           &#248; --> ø    &oslash; --> ø
small u, grave accent                    &#249; --> ù    &ugrave; --> ù
small u, acute accent                    &#250; --> ú    &uacute; --> ú
small u, circumflex accent               &#251; --> û    &ucirc;  --> û
small u, dieresis or umlaut mark         &#252; --> ü    &uuml;   --> ü
small y, acute accent                    &#253; --> ý    &yacute; --> ý
small thorn, Icelandic                   &#254; --> þ    &thorn;  --> þ
small y, dieresis or umlaut mark         &#255; --> ÿ    &yuml;   --> ÿ

How to read this table. The columns are
1st:
textual description of the character
2nd:
character inserted directly into the HTML page as one byte
3rd:
character written as numeric HTML entity, in the format:
"how it looks literally" --> "what your browser does with it"
4th:
character written as symbolic HTML entity, in the format:
"how it looks literally" --> "what your browser does with it"
So for example, if you see something like "&divide; --> &divide;" in the 4th column, this means your browser doesn't know about the entity name "divide" and just puts it literally.

This table grew out of an overview of the "ISO Latin-1 Character Set" overview related to the Hyper-G Text Format (HTF). The entity names &brkbar; and &Dstrok; seem to be unique to HTF. The entity name &hibar; has been supported by X Mosaic but seems to be replaced with &macr;. The entity names &uml; and &die; should be equivalent.

The standards stuff: The HTML 2.0 Standard includes a section on Character Entity Sets and an overview on the HTML Coded Character Set (The entity names are derived from ISO 8879).
Or have a look at the Latin-1 Character Entities as listed in an draft for the HTML 3.0 specification.
The Appendix II of CERN's HTML+ Discussion Document contains a table (in PostScript format) of the proposed character entities for HTML+ and their corresponding character codes for Unicode and the Adobe Latin-1 & Symbol character sets.

Please note that there is nothing wrong with using characters of ISO Latin-1 above 127: the normal transmission protocol for the WWW, HTTP/1.0, uses the 8bit ISO latin-1 as default encoding. (Thanks to Roman Czyborra for pointing this out!)

Other information:


Martin Ramsch, 16.02.1994, 07.01.1996, 01.07.1996, 1998-10-09, 2000-05-15