Using special characters in an XML import file

When creating an XML import file you need to modify how special characters such as "&,-+><" are entered. To allow those characters to be used we need to use the Character entities.

Here is an example of some common Character entities

Punctuation / Symbols HTML Entity (case sensitive) name or meaning
&ndash; en dash
&mdash; em dash
¡ &iexcl; inverted exclamation
" &quot; quotation mark
&ldquo; left double curly quote
&rdquo; right double curly quote
&lsquo; left single curly quote
&rsquo; right single curly quote
& &amp; ampersand
÷ &divide; divide
> &gt; greater than
< &lt; less than
· &middot; middle dot



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