You can be sure if your typing any number or letter of the English alphabet (symbols 32 -126) in to your html document, that it will appear in any browser just as you anticipated it would. However to have the symbols numbered 127-291 such as the and < > you must use the codes listed below. To have the less than and greater than symbols ( the characters used to create HTML tags ) to actually appear on HTML, use their ascii values, '<' or the name codes '<' without the quotes. Try using other numbers and see what sort of symbols you can find. Be sure to check the rendering in both Internet Explorer and Netscape. Internet Explorer supports over 65,000 symbols.