It’s not necessary to read the other sections as the information in each section is presented independently of the others. How to Add the Copyright Symbol in a Platform Independent Manner Using HTML How to Add the Copyright Symbol in Dreamweaver How to Add the Copyright Symbol in Nvu or KompoZer It is important that you do not insert the symbol by copying and pasting the symbol from another document having that symbol. Similarly, if you’re using Windows, do not open your Character Map program, search for the symbol and insert it from there.
Doing such things may cause a platform-dependent character to be inserted into your web page. If your visitors read the page on a different system, they may not be able to see that character. Since your page will appear okay to you on your system, you may never know that a problem exists. (This is related to the font issues mentioned in my article on Which Font Should I Use for My Web Page? Tips on Choosing Fonts for Your Website.) How to Add the Copyright Symbol in a Platform Independent Manner Using HTML The best way to add the copyright symbol to a web page is to use a HTML entity.
Simply use “” (without the quotes) where you want the copyright symbol, . How to Add the Copyright Symbol in Dreamweaver As mentioned in my beginner’s tutorial on Dreamweaver, you can insert the copyright symbol, , by selecting “Insert ; HTML ; Special Characters ; Copyright” from the menu. That is, click the “Insert” menu. In the menu that pops out, click the “HTML” item, followed by the “Special Characters” item in the submenu that appears.
Finally, click the “Copyright” item on the new submenu that is displayed. The symbol will be inserted at the current cursor location in your document. Be sure to move your cursor to the place you want the symbol to appear before you click the menu. How to Add the Copyright Symbol in Nvu or KompoZer To insert the copyright symbol, , into your web page, do the following: Move your cursor to the place on your web page where you want the symbol to appear.
Select “Insert ; Characters and Symbols” from the menu. That is, click the “Insert” menu, and then select the “Characters and Symbols” item on the menu that appears. Select the “Common Symbols” radio box in the dialog box that appears, if it is not already selected.