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How do I add the copyright symbol to my webpage?

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Use © in your HTML and you get ©.

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Use © or © The last one is more easier to remember. Disadvantage is that some exotic browser can't read it, so then you have to use the number.

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You type the character ©. The way you do that depends on your authoring environment. Using Windows, for example, you can use Alt+0169 if you cannot find a more convenient way.

You need to make sure that the character encoding of the page is properly declared, but you should do that anyway.

Even if you are using a legacy encoding like windows-1252 or iso-8859-1 and not the modern UTF-8, the copyright sign © can be entered as such.

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Hmm - why the downvotes, this is a perfectly valid answer. If you look at the unicode table, the copyright belongs to the Latin-1 table and that means, there should be no problem with using the character directly. –  martinstoeckli May 14 '12 at 19:24
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I downvoted because if you use html 5 © displays as a ?. But © displays as expected. !DOCTYPE html> html> –  Guy Thomas May 15 '12 at 11:00
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I have learned a great deal from this. Here is my page. guy-sports.com/funny/funny_science_jokesa.htm While this page produces the problem, it is due to mal-formed utf-8 meta tag, which I must research. Thus I have reversed my down vote. –  Guy Thomas May 15 '12 at 20:53
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@Guy Thomas, the meta tag is OK. But the document is not really utf-8 encoded. If you manually force the browser to interpret the document as iso-8859-1 encoded (via the View > Encoding command), you will see that “©” appears—because the document is in fact in iso-8859-1 or compatible encoding (like “ANSI”, or windows-1252). That is, you probably saved in that encoding, but the meta tag says otherwise. –  Jukka K. Korpela May 15 '12 at 21:08
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@Guy Thomas - Additionally to the declaration with the utf-8 tag, the file format itself has to be utf-8 (can use 1-4 Bytes per character). Most editors today are capable of storing in this format (even notepad). I had a look at your page with a HEX-Editor and it seems not to be stored as utf-8. –  martinstoeckli May 15 '12 at 22:41

Use © or ©.

Here's a complete reference of HTML symbol/sign: http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm.

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Please don't just repeat other already said. It's not relevant because the question owner already got this answer. –  Zistoloen Oct 12 '13 at 9:24

There are several ways to get a copyright symbol into your web page:

  • Copy and paste it in: © (assuming your editor and web server agree on the character set (like UTF-8))
  • Use the HTML named entity ©
  • Use the numeric entity  
  • Type it using <Alt>0169 (also assumes your editor and web server can support extended characters properly)
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Please don't simply reiterate over other answers. The individual solutions can be upvoted already, we don't need one answer to rule them all that is simply taken from other answers –  bungeshea Nov 19 at 8:42
    
No other answer suggested copy and pasting it verbatim. I wrote this answer mainly to provide that alternative -- as I usually find it to be the best option. It wouldn't be a complete answer without all the possibilities. –  Stephen Ostermiller Nov 19 at 11:20

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