Making an Instructables Data Table Without Pro Doesn't Work Anymore


Introduction: Making an Instructables Data Table Without Pro Doesn't Work Anymore

About: “There's always something.” - Violet Baudelaire:

Ignore this, the Instructables editor has changed to ignore Em, En, and Half spaces.

Step 1: Making an Instructables Data Table Without Pro

I wanted to display some tabular data in the text of an Instructables. The usual copy and paste setups were tried in MS Word; table, tabs, non-breaking spaces, and regular spaces (see picture). Unfortunately, after saving, the program converted everything to data plus a single space (see picture)

Instructables was searched for displaying data in tables. I did find it for Pro, using HTML I also found light table, serving table, MS Access table, etc. I also found requests dating back six years for indents and data table. Well, at least indents showed up.

Then, other non-visible characters were tried. I felt like I was back working with DOS and ASCII tables! In MS Word, the special characters En Space, Em Space, and 1/4 Em Space all work (see picture). En Space seemed to work the best. It is tedious, archaic, and the spacing is a bit wonky but it is better than single spaces.

Step 2: ​ISO 8859-1 Characters


2016-01-15 Update

If you want to choose visible characters, this is what shows with the ISO 8858-1 characters. You can key the &#number or copy and paste.

N/A N/A N/A no-break space = non-breaking space, U+00A0 ISOnum

¡ ¡ ¡ inverted exclamation mark, U+00A1 ISOnum

¢ ¢ ¢ cent sign, U+00A2 ISOnum

£ £ £ pound sign, U+00A3 ISOnum

¤ ¤ ¤ currency sign, U+00A4 ISOnum

¥ ¥ ¥ yen sign = yuan sign, U+00A5 ISOnum

¦ ¦ ¦ broken bar = broken vertical bar, U+00A6 ISOnum

§ § § section sign, U+00A7 ISOnum

¨ ¨ ¨ diaeresis = spacing diaeresis, U+00A8 ISOdia

© © © copyright sign, U+00A9 ISOnum

ª ª ª feminine ordinal indicator, U+00AA ISOnum

« « « left-pointing double angle quotation mark = left pointing guillemet, U+00AB ISOnum

¬ ¬ ¬ not sign, U+00AC ISOnum

­ ­ ­ soft hyphen = discretionary hyphen, U+00AD ISOnum

® ® ® registered sign = registered trade mark sign, U+00AE ISOnum

¯ ¯ ¯ macron = spacing macron = overline = APL overbar, U+00AF ISOdia

° ° ° degree sign, U+00B0 ISOnum

± ± ± plus-minus sign = plus-or-minus sign, U+00B1 ISOnum

² ² ² superscript two = superscript digit two = squared, U+00B2 ISOnum

³ ³ ³ superscript three = superscript digit three = cubed, U+00B3 ISOnum

´ ´ ´ acute accent = spacing acute, U+00B4 ISOdia

µ µ µ micro sign, U+00B5 ISOnum

¶ ¶ ¶ pilcrow sign = paragraph sign, U+00B6 ISOnum

· · · middle dot = Georgian comma = Greek middle dot, U+00B7 ISOnum

¸ ¸ ¸ cedilla = spacing cedilla, U+00B8 ISOdia

¹ ¹ ¹ superscript one = superscript digit one, U+00B9 ISOnum

º º º masculine ordinal indicator, U+00BA ISOnum

» » » right-pointing double angle quotation mark = right pointing guillemet, U+00BB ISOnum

¼ ¼ ¼ vulgar fraction one quarter = fraction one quarter, U+00BC ISOnum

½ ½ ½ vulgar fraction one half = fraction one half, U+00BD ISOnum

¾ ¾ ¾ vulgar fraction three quarters = fraction three quarters, U+00BE ISOnum

¿ ¿ ¿ inverted question mark = turned question mark, U+00BF ISOnum

À À À latin capital letter A with grave = latin capital letter A grave, U+00C0 ISOlat1

Á Á Á latin capital letter A with acute, U+00C1 ISOlat1

   latin capital letter A with circumflex, U+00C2 ISOlat1

à à à latin capital letter A with tilde, U+00C3 ISOlat1

Ä Ä Ä latin capital letter A with diaeresis, U+00C4 ISOlat1

Å Å Å latin capital letter A with ring above = latin capital letter A ring, U+00C5 ISOlat1

Æ Æ Æ latin capital letter AE = latin capital ligature AE, U+00C6 ISOlat1

Ç Ç Ç latin capital letter C with cedilla, U+00C7 ISOlat1

È È È latin capital letter E with grave, U+00C8 ISOlat1

É É É latin capital letter E with acute, U+00C9 ISOlat1

Ê Ê Ê latin capital letter E with circumflex, U+00CA ISOlat1

Ë Ë Ë latin capital letter E with diaeresis, U+00CB ISOlat1

Ì Ì Ì latin capital letter I with grave, U+00CC ISOlat1

Í Í Í latin capital letter I with acute, U+00CD ISOlat1

Î Î Î latin capital letter I with circumflex, U+00CE ISOlat1

Ï Ï Ï latin capital letter I with diaeresis, U+00CF ISOlat1

Ð Ð Ð latin capital letter ETH, U+00D0 ISOlat1

Ñ Ñ Ñ latin capital letter N with tilde, U+00D1 ISOlat1

Ò Ò Ò latin capital letter O with grave, U+00D2 ISOlat1

Ó Ó Ó latin capital letter O with acute, U+00D3 ISOlat1

Ô Ô Ô latin capital letter O with circumflex, U+00D4 ISOlat1

Õ Õ Õ latin capital letter O with tilde, U+00D5 ISOlat1

Ö Ö Ö latin capital letter O with diaeresis, U+00D6 ISOlat1

× × × multiplication sign, U+00D7 ISOnum

Ø Ø Ø latin capital letter O with stroke = latin capital letter O slash, U+00D8 ISOlat1

Ù Ù Ù latin capital letter U with grave, U+00D9 ISOlat1

Ú Ú Ú latin capital letter U with acute, U+00DA ISOlat1

Û Û Û latin capital letter U with circumflex, U+00DB ISOlat1

Ü Ü Ü latin capital letter U with diaeresis, U+00DC ISOlat1

Ý Ý Ý latin capital letter Y with acute, U+00DD ISOlat1

Þ Þ Þ latin capital letter THORN, U+00DE ISOlat1

ß ß ß latin small letter sharp s = ess-zed, U+00DF ISOlat1

à à à latin small letter a with grave = latin small letter a grave, U+00E0 ISOlat1

á á á latin small letter a with acute, U+00E1 ISOlat1

â â â latin small letter a with circumflex, U+00E2 ISOlat1

ã ã ã latin small letter a with tilde, U+00E3 ISOlat1

ä ä ä latin small letter a with diaeresis, U+00E4 ISOlat1

å å å latin small letter a with ring above = latin small letter a ring, U+00E5 ISOlat1

æ æ æ latin small letter ae = latin small ligature ae, U+00E6 ISOlat1

ç ç ç latin small letter c with cedilla, U+00E7 ISOlat1

è è è latin small letter e with grave, U+00E8 ISOlat1

é é é latin small letter e with acute, U+00E9 ISOlat1

ê ê ê latin small letter e with circumflex, U+00EA ISOlat1

ë ë ë latin small letter e with diaeresis, U+00EB ISOlat1

ì ì ì latin small letter i with grave, U+00EC ISOlat1

í í í latin small letter i with acute, U+00ED ISOlat1

î î î latin small letter i with circumflex, U+00EE ISOlat1

ï ï ï latin small letter i with diaeresis, U+00EF ISOlat1

ð ð ð latin small letter eth, U+00F0 ISOlat1

ñ ñ ñ latin small letter n with tilde, U+00F1 ISOlat1

ò ò ò latin small letter o with grave, U+00F2 ISOlat1

ó ó ó latin small letter o with acute, U+00F3 ISOlat1

ô ô ô latin small letter o with circumflex, U+00F4 ISOlat1

õ õ õ latin small letter o with tilde, U+00F5 ISOlat1

ö ö ö latin small letter o with diaeresis, U+00F6 ISOlat1

÷ ÷ ÷ division sign, U+00F7 ISOnum

ø ø ø latin small letter o with stroke, = latin small letter o slash, U+00F8 ISOlat1

ù ù ù latin small letter u with grave, U+00F9 ISOlat1

ú ú ú latin small letter u with acute, U+00FA ISOlat1

û û û latin small letter u with circumflex, U+00FB ISOlat1

ü ü ü latin small letter u with diaeresis, U+00FC ISOlat1

ý ý ý latin small letter y with acute, U+00FD ISOlat1

þ þ þ latin small letter thorn, U+00FE ISOlat1

ÿ ÿ ÿ latin small letter y with diaeresis, U+00FF ISOlat1

Latin Extended-B

ƒ ƒ ƒ latin small f with hook = function = florin, U+0192 ISOtech


Α Α Α greek capital letter alpha, U+0391

Β Β Β greek capital letter beta, U+0392

Γ Γ Γ greek capital letter gamma, U+0393 ISOgrk3

Δ Δ Δ greek capital letter delta, U+0394 ISOgrk3

Ε Ε Ε greek capital letter epsilon, U+0395

Ζ Ζ Ζ greek capital letter zeta, U+0396

Η Η Η greek capital letter eta, U+0397

Θ Θ Θ greek capital letter theta, U+0398 ISOgrk3

Ι Ι Ι greek capital letter iota, U+0399

Κ Κ Κ greek capital letter kappa, U+039A

Λ Λ Λ greek capital letter lambda, U+039B ISOgrk3

Μ Μ Μ greek capital letter mu, U+039C

Ν Ν Ν greek capital letter nu, U+039D

Ξ Ξ Ξ greek capital letter xi, U+039E ISOgrk3

Ο Ο Ο greek capital letter omicron, U+039F

Π Π Π greek capital letter pi, U+03A0 ISOgrk3

Ρ Ρ Ρ greek capital letter rho, U+03A1 (there is no Sigmaf, and no U+03A2 character either)

Σ Σ Σ greek capital letter sigma, U+03A3 ISOgrk3

Τ Τ Τ greek capital letter tau, U+03A4

Υ Υ Υ greek capital letter upsilon, U+03A5 ISOgrk3

Φ Φ Φ greek capital letter phi, U+03A6 ISOgrk3

Χ Χ Χ greek capital letter chi, U+03A7

Ψ Ψ Ψ greek capital letter psi, U+03A8 ISOgrk3

Ω Ω Ω greek capital letter omega, U+03A9 ISOgrk3

α α α greek small letter alpha, U+03B1 ISOgrk3

β β β greek small letter beta, U+03B2 ISOgrk3

γ γ γ greek small letter gamma, U+03B3 ISOgrk3

δ δ δ greek small letter delta, U+03B4 ISOgrk3

ε ε ε greek small letter epsilon, U+03B5 ISOgrk3

ζ ζ ζ greek small letter zeta, U+03B6 ISOgrk3

η η η greek small letter eta, U+03B7 ISOgrk3

θ θ θ greek small letter theta, U+03B8 ISOgrk3

ι ι ι greek small letter iota, U+03B9 ISOgrk3

κ κ κ greek small letter kappa, U+03BA ISOgrk3

λ λ λ greek small letter lambda, U+03BB ISOgrk3

μ μ μ greek small letter mu, U+03BC ISOgrk3

ν ν ν greek small letter nu, U+03BD ISOgrk3

ξ ξ ξ greek small letter xi, U+03BE ISOgrk3

ο ο ο greek small letter omicron, U+03BF NEW

π π π greek small letter pi, U+03C0 ISOgrk3

ρ ρ ρ greek small letter rho, U+03C1 ISOgrk3

ς ς ς greek small letter final sigma, U+03C2 ISOgrk3

σ σ σ greek small letter sigma, U+03C3 ISOgrk3

τ τ τ greek small letter tau, U+03C4 ISOgrk3

υ υ υ greek small letter upsilon, U+03C5 ISOgrk3

φ φ φ greek small letter phi, U+03C6 ISOgrk3

χ χ χ greek small letter chi, U+03C7 ISOgrk3

ψ ψ ψ greek small letter psi, U+03C8 ISOgrk3

ω ω ω greek small letter omega, U+03C9 ISOgrk3

ϑ ϑ ϑ greek small letter theta symbol, U+03D1 NEW

ϒ ϒ ϒ greek upsilon with hook symbol, U+03D2 NEW

ϖ ϖ ϖ greek pi symbol, U+03D6 ISOgrk3

General Punctuation

• • • bullet = black small circle, U+2022 ISOpub (bullet is NOT the same as bullet operator, U+2219)

… … … horizontal ellipsis = three dot leader, U+2026 ISOpub

′ ′ ′ prime = minutes = feet, U+2032 ISOtech

″ ″ ″ double prime = seconds = inches, U+2033 ISOtech

‾ ‾ ‾ overline = spacing overscore, U+203E NEW

⁄ ⁄ ⁄ fraction slash, U+2044 NEW

Letterlike Symbols

℘ ℘ ℘ script capital P = power set = Weierstrass p, U+2118 ISOamso

ℑ ℑ ℑ blackletter capital I = imaginary part, U+2111 ISOamso

ℜ ℜ ℜ blackletter capital R = real part symbol, U+211C ISOamso

™ ™ ™ trade mark sign, U+2122 ISOnum

ℵ ℵ ℵ alef symbol = first transfinite cardinal, U+2135 NEW (alef symbol is NOT the same as hebrew letter alef, U+05D0 although the same glyph could be used to depict both characters)


← ← ← leftwards arrow, U+2190 ISOnum

↑ ↑ ↑ upwards arrow, U+2191 ISOnum

→ → → rightwards arrow, U+2192 ISOnum

↓ ↓ ↓ downwards arrow, U+2193 ISOnum

↔ ↔ ↔ left right arrow, U+2194 ISOamsa

↵ ↵ ↵ downwards arrow with corner leftwards = carriage return, U+21B5 NEW

⇐ ⇐ ⇐ leftwards double arrow, U+21D0 ISOtech (ISO 10646 does not say that lArr is the same as the 'is implied by' arrow but also does not have any other character for that function. So ? lArr can be used for 'is implied by' as ISOtech suggests)

⇑ ⇑ ⇑ upwards double arrow, U+21D1 ISOamsa

⇒ ⇒ ⇒ rightwards double arrow, U+21D2 ISOtech (ISO 10646 does not say this is the 'implies' character but does not have another character with this function so perhaps rArr can be used for 'implies' as ISOtech suggests)

⇓ ⇓ ⇓ downwards double arrow, U+21D3 ISOamsa

⇔ ⇔ ⇔ left right double arrow, U+21D4 ISOamsa

Mathematical Operators

∀ ∀ ∀ for all, U+2200 ISOtech

∂ ∂ ∂ partial differential, U+2202 ISOtech

∃ ∃ ∃ there exists, U+2203 ISOtech

∅ ∅ ∅ empty set = null set = diameter, U+2205 ISOamso

∇ ∇ ∇ nabla = backward difference, U+2207 ISOtech

∈ ∈ ∈ element of, U+2208 ISOtech

∉ ∉ ∉ not an element of, U+2209 ISOtech

∋ ∋ ∋ contains as member, U+220B ISOtech

∏ ∏ ∏ n-ary product = product sign, U+220F ISOamsb (prod is NOT the same character as U+03A0 'greek capital letter pi' though the same glyph might be used for both)

∑ ∑ ∑ n-ary sumation, U+2211 ISOamsb (sum is NOT the same character as U+03A3 'greek capital letter sigma' though the same glyph might be used for both)

− − − minus sign, U+2212 ISOtech

∗ ∗ ∗ asterisk operator, U+2217 ISOtech

√ √ √ square root = radical sign, U+221A ISOtech

∝ ∝ ∝ proportional to, U+221D ISOtech

∞ ∞ ∞ infinity, U+221E ISOtech

∠ ∠ ∠ angle, U+2220 ISOamso

∧ ∧ ∧ logical and = wedge, U+2227 ISOtech

∨ ∨ ∨ logical or = vee, U+2228 ISOtech

∩ ∩ ∩ intersection = cap, U+2229 ISOtech

∪ ∪ ∪ union = cup, U+222A ISOtech

∫ ∫ ∫ integral, U+222B ISOtech

∴ ∴ ∴ therefore, U+2234 ISOtech

∼ ∼ ∼ tilde operator = varies with = similar to, U+223C ISOtech (tilde operator is NOT the same character as the tilde, U+007E, although the same glyph might be used to represent both)

≅ ≅ ≅ approximately equal to, U+2245 ISOtech

≈ ≈ ≈ almost equal to = asymptotic to, U+2248 ISOamsr

≠ ≠ ≠ not equal to, U+2260 ISOtech

≡ ≡ ≡ identical to, U+2261 ISOtech

≤ ≤ ≤ less-than or equal to, U+2264 ISOtech

≥ ≥ ≥ greater-than or equal to, U+2265 ISOtech

⊂ ⊂ ⊂ subset of, U+2282 ISOtech

⊃ ⊃ ⊃ superset of, U+2283 ISOtech. Note that nsup, 'not a superset of, U+2283' is not covered by the Symbol font encoding and is not included. Should it be, for symmetry? It is in ISOamsn (at ⊄ not a subset of, U+2284)

⊆ ⊆ ⊆ subset of or equal to, U+2286 ISOtech

⊇ ⊇ ⊇ superset of or equal to, U+2287 ISOtech

⊕ ⊕ ⊕ circled plus = direct sum, U+2295 ISOamsb

⊗ ⊗ ⊗ circled times = vector product, U+2297 ISOamsb

⊥ ⊥ ⊥ up tack = orthogonal to = perpendicular, U+22A5 ISOtech

⋅ ⋅ ⋅ dot operator, U+22C5 ISOamsb (dot operator is NOT the same character as U+00B7 middle dot)

Miscellaneous Technical

⌈ ⌈ ⌈ left ceiling = apl upstile, U+2308 ISOamsc

⌉ ⌉ ⌉ right ceiling, U+2309 ISOamsc

⌊ ⌊ ⌊ left floor = apl downstile, U+230A ISOamsc

⌋ ⌋ ⌋ right floor, U+230B ISOamsc

⟨ ⟨ ⟨ left-pointing angle bracket = bra, U+2329 ISOtech (lang is NOT the same character as U+003C 'less than' or U+2039 'single left-pointing angle quotation mark')

⟩ ⟩ ⟩ right-pointing angle bracket = ket, U+232A ISOtech (rang is NOT the same character as U+003E 'greater than' or U+203A 'single right-pointing angle quotation mark')

Geometric Shapes

◊ ◊ ◊ lozenge, U+25CA ISOpub

Miscellaneous Symbols

♠ ♠ ♠ black spade suit, U+2660 ISOpub (black here seems to mean filled as opposed to hollow)

♣ ♣ ♣ black club suit = shamrock, U+2663 ISOpub

♥ ♥ ♥ black heart suit = valentine, U+2665 ISOpub

♦ ♦ ♦ black diamond suit, U+2666 ISOpub

C0 Controls and Basic Latin

" " " quotation mark = APL quote, U+0022 ISOnum

& & & ampersand, U+0026 ISOnum

< < < less-than sign, U+003C ISOnum

> > > greater-than sign, U+003E ISOnum

Latin Extended-A

ΠΠΠlatin capital ligature OE, U+0152 ISOlat2

œ œ œ latin small ligature oe, U+0153 ISOlat2 (ligature is a misnomer, this is a separate character in some languages)

Š Š Š latin capital letter S with caron, U+0160 ISOlat2

š š š latin small letter s with caron, U+0161 ISOlat2

Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ latin capital letter Y with diaeresis, U+0178 ISOlat2

Spacing Modifier Letters

ˆ ˆ ˆ modifier letter circumflex accent, U+02C6 ISOpub

˜ ˜ ˜ small tilde, U+02DC ISOdia

General Punctuation

      en space, U+2002 ISOpub

      em space, U+2003 ISOpub

      thin space, U+2009 ISOpub

N/A N/A N/A zero width non-joiner, U+200C NEW RFC 2070

N/A N/A N/A zero width joiner, U+200D NEW RFC 2070

N/A N/A N/A left-to-right mark, U+200E NEW RFC 2070

N/A N/A N/A right-to-left mark, U+200F NEW RFC 2070

– – – en dash, U+2013 ISOpub

— — — em dash, U+2014 ISOpub

‘ ‘ ‘ left single quotation mark, U+2018 ISOnum

’ ’ ’ right single quotation mark, U+2019 ISOnum

‚ ‚ ‚ single low-9 quotation mark, U+201A NEW

“ “ “ left double quotation mark, U+201C ISOnum

” ” ” right double quotation mark, U+201D ISOnum

„ „ „ double low-9 quotation mark, U+201E NEW

† † † dagger, U+2020 ISOpub

‡ ‡ ‡ double dagger, U+2021 ISOpub

‰ ‰ ‰ per mille sign, U+2030 ISOtech

‹ ‹ ‹ single left-pointing angle quotation mark, U+2039 ISO proposed but not yet ISO standardized

› › › single right-pointing angle quotation mark, U+203A ISO proposed but not yet ISO standardized

€ € € euro sign, U+20AC NEW

Step 3: ASCII Characters

0 N/A N/A NUL � Null char

1 N/A N/A SOH Start of Heading

2 N/A N/A STX Start of Text

3 N/A N/A ETX End of Text

4 N/A N/A EOT End of Transmission

5 N/A N/A ENQ Enquiry

6 N/A N/A ACK Acknowledgment

7 N/A N/A BEL Bell

8 N/A N/A BS Back Space

9 N/A N/A HT Horizontal Tab

10 LF Line Feed

11 VT Vertical Tab

12 N/A N/A FF Form Feed

13 N/A N/A CR Carriage Return

14 N/A N/A SO Shift Out / X-On

15 N/A N/A SI Shift In / X-Off

16 N/A N/A DLE Data Line Escape

17 N/A N/A DC1 Device Control 1 (oft. XON)

18 N/A N/A DC2 Device Control 2

19 N/A N/A DC3 Device Control 3 (oft. XOFF)

20 N/A N/A DC4 Device Control 4

21 N/A N/A NAK Negative Acknowledgement

22 N/A N/A SYN Synchronous Idle

23 N/A N/A ETB End of Transmit Block

24 N/A N/A CAN Cancel

25 N/A N/A EM End of Medium

26 N/A N/A SUB Substitute

27 N/A N/A ESC Escape

28 N/A N/A FS File Separator

29 N/A N/A GS Group Separator

30 N/A N/A RS Record Separator

31 N/A N/A US Unit Separator

32 Space

33 ! ! Exclamation mark

34 " " Double quotes (or speech marks)

35 # # Number

36 $ $ Dollar

37 % % Procenttecken

38 & & Ampersand

39 ' ' Single quote

40 ( ( Open parenthesis (or open bracket)

41 ) ) Close parenthesis (or close bracket)

42 * * Asterisk

43 + + Plus

44 , , Comma

45 - - Hyphen

46 . . Period, dot or full stop

47 / / Slash or divide

48 0 0 Zero

49 1 1 One

50 2 2 Two

51 3 3 Three

52 4 4 Four

53 5 5 Five

54 6 6 Six

55 7 7 Seven

56 8 8 Eight

57 9 9 Nine

58 : : Colon

59 ; ; Semicolon

60 < < Less than (or open angled bracket)

61 = = Equals

62 > > Greater than (or close angled bracket)

63 ? ? Question mark

64 @ @ At symbol

65 A A Uppercase A

66 B B Uppercase B

67 C C Uppercase C

68 D D Uppercase D

69 E E Uppercase E

70 F F Uppercase F

71 G G Uppercase G

72 H H Uppercase H

73 I I Uppercase I

74 J J Uppercase J

75 K K Uppercase K

76 L L Uppercase L

77 M M Uppercase M

78 N N Uppercase N

79 O O Uppercase O

80 P P Uppercase P

81 Q Q Uppercase Q

82 R R Uppercase R

83 S S Uppercase S

84 T T Uppercase T

85 U U Uppercase U

86 V V Uppercase V

87 W W Uppercase W

88 X X Uppercase X

89 Y Y Uppercase Y

90 Z Z Uppercase Z

91 [ [ Opening bracket

92 \ \ Backslash

93 ] ] Closing bracket

94 ^ ^ Caret - circumflex

95 _ _ Underscore

96 ` ` Grave accent

97 a a Lowercase a

98 b b Lowercase b

99 c c Lowercase c

100 d d Lowercase d

101 e e Lowercase e

102 f f Lowercase f

103 g g Lowercase g

104 h h Lowercase h

105 i i Lowercase i

106 j j Lowercase j

107 k k Lowercase k

108 l l Lowercase l

109 m m Lowercase m

110 n n Lowercase n

111 o o Lowercase o

112 p p Lowercase p

113 q q Lowercase q

114 r r Lowercase r

115 s s Lowercase s

116 t t Lowercase t

117 u u Lowercase u

118 v v Lowercase v

119 w w Lowercase w

120 x x Lowercase x

121 y y Lowercase y

122 z z Lowercase z

123 { { Opening brace

124 | | Vertical bar

125 } } Closing brace

126 ~ ~ Equivalency sign - tilde

127  Delete

128 € € Euro sign


130 ‚ ‚ Single low-9 quotation mark

131 ƒ ƒ Latin small letter f with hook

132 „ „ Double low-9 quotation mark

133 … … Horizontal ellipsis

134 † † Dagger

135 ‡ ‡ Double dagger

136 ˆ ˆ Modifier letter circumflex accent

137 ‰ ‰ Per mille sign

138 Š Š Latin capital letter S with caron

139 ‹ ‹ Single left-pointing angle quotation

140 ΠΠLatin capital ligature OE


142 Ž Ž Latin captial letter Z with caron



145 ‘ ‘ Left single quotation mark

146 ’ ’ Right single quotation mark

147 “ “ Left double quotation mark

148 ” ” Right double quotation mark

149 • • Bullet

150 – – En dash

151 — — Em dash

152 ˜ ˜ Small tilde

153 ™ ™ Trade mark sign

154 š š Latin small letter S with caron

155 › › Single right-pointing angle quotation mark

156 œ œ Latin small ligature oe


158 ž ž Latin small letter z with caron

159 Ÿ Ÿ Latin capital letter Y with diaeresis

160 Non-breaking space

161 ¡ ¡ Inverted exclamation mark

162 ¢ ¢ Cent sign

163 £ £ Pound sign

164 ¤ ¤ Currency sign

165 ¥ ¥ Yen sign

166 ¦ ¦ Pipe, Broken vertical bar

167 § § Section sign

168 ¨ ¨ Spacing diaeresis - umlaut

169 © © Copyright sign

170 ª ª Feminine ordinal indicator

171 « « Left double angle quotes

172 ¬ ¬ Not sign

173 ­ Soft hyphen

174 ® ® Registered trade mark sign

175 ¯ ¯ Spacing macron - overline

176 ° ° Degree sign

177 ± ± Plus-or-minus sign

178 ² ² Superscript two - squared

179 ³ ³ Superscript three - cubed

180 ´ ´ Acute accent - spacing acute

181 µ µ Micro sign

182 ¶ ¶ Pilcrow sign - paragraph sign

183 · · Middle dot - Georgian comma

184 ¸ ¸ Spacing cedilla

185 ¹ ¹ Superscript one

186 º º Masculine ordinal indicator

187 » » Right double angle quotes

188 ¼ ¼ Fraction one quarter

189 ½ ½ Fraction one half

190 ¾ ¾ Fraction three quarters

191 ¿ ¿ Inverted question mark

192 À À Latin capital letter A with grave

193 Á Á Latin capital letter A with acute

194 Â Â Latin capital letter A with circumflex

195 Ã Ã Latin capital letter A with tilde

196 Ä Ä Latin capital letter A with diaeresis

197 Å Å Latin capital letter A with ring above

198 Æ Æ Latin capital letter AE

199 Ç Ç Latin capital letter C with cedilla

200 È È Latin capital letter E with grave

201 É É Latin capital letter E with acute

202 Ê Ê Latin capital letter E with circumflex

203 Ë Ë Latin capital letter E with diaeresis

204 Ì Ì Latin capital letter I with grave

205 Í Í Latin capital letter I with acute

206 Î Î Latin capital letter I with circumflex

207 Ï Ï Latin capital letter I with diaeresis

208 Ð Ð Latin capital letter ETH

209 Ñ Ñ Latin capital letter N with tilde

210 Ò Ò Latin capital letter O with grave

211 Ó Ó Latin capital letter O with acute

212 Ô Ô Latin capital letter O with circumflex

213 Õ Õ Latin capital letter O with tilde

214 Ö Ö Latin capital letter O with diaeresis

215 × × Multiplication sign

216 Ø Ø Latin capital letter O with slash

217 Ù Ù Latin capital letter U with grave

218 Ú Ú Latin capital letter U with acute

219 Û Û Latin capital letter U with circumflex

220 Ü Ü Latin capital letter U with diaeresis

221 Ý Ý Latin capital letter Y with acute

222 Þ Þ Latin capital letter THORN

223 ß ß Latin small letter sharp s - ess-zed

224 à à Latin small letter a with grave

225 á á Latin small letter a with acute

226 â â Latin small letter a with circumflex

227 ã ã Latin small letter a with tilde

228 ä ä Latin small letter a with diaeresis

229 å å Latin small letter a with ring above

230 æ æ Latin small letter ae

231 ç ç Latin small letter c with cedilla

232 è è Latin small letter e with grave

233 é é Latin small letter e with acute

234 ê ê Latin small letter e with circumflex

235 ë ë Latin small letter e with diaeresis

236 ì ì Latin small letter i with grave

237 í í Latin small letter i with acute

238 î î Latin small letter i with circumflex

239 ï ï Latin small letter i with diaeresis

240 ð ð Latin small letter eth

241 ñ ñ Latin small letter n with tilde

242 ò ò Latin small letter o with grave

243 ó ó Latin small letter o with acute

244 ô ô Latin small letter o with circumflex

245 õ õ Latin small letter o with tilde

246 ö ö Latin small letter o with diaeresis

247 ÷ ÷ Division sign

248 ø ø Latin small letter o with slash

249 ù ù Latin small letter u with grave

250 ú ú Latin small letter u with acute

251 û û Latin small letter u with circumflex

252 ü ü Latin small letter u with diaeresis

253 ý ý Latin small letter y with acute

254 þ þ Latin small letter thorn

255 ÿ ÿ Latin small letter y with diaeresis



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    I'm also trying to display tabular data, but I'm typing it into the instructables text.

    Tried entering underlined spaces but they got eliminated when I clicked Full Preview. Tried underscores and it worked, but the spacing is a little different in Full Preview. Don't see why -- maybe the font is a little different?

    Can't think of any other idea. Guess I will use underscores, then go to Full Preview, figure out what needs changing for proper layout, and make those changes in the Editor even though the layout will look bad within the Editor.

    I have temporary Pro Membership but don't see any way to do it. Any suggestions?


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    My understanding is that Pro supports the HTML Table <table>
    tag. Search for HTML TABLE for
    tutorials. The table tag should give you
    what you want visually, but it still works out to having to hand build tables,
    no cut and paste.

    My guess on the underlined spaces is that the underline is
    only formatting, not a new character.
    The editor still sees it as multiple spaces and converts them to a
    single space.

    The spacing is probably as you observed, a slightly
    different font.

    If you don't go with HTML, check out ISO 8859-1 Characters and ASCII characters for choices to try. Type or copy and paste the &#number.

    Hi again. I found HTML Table tutorials as you suggested. It seems to me to be a lot of tedious work for the 8 tables I want to do, each with 4 or 5 columns and 8 or 9 rows.

    I tried creating em spaces in the word processor of my Apple computer and copying them. But when pasted into text in the instructables Editor, the paste didn't work. I tried a few times. Nothing.

    So, ... I'm using underscores. The table looks strange but it's good enough. Example:

    _______________________ First line of headings

    _______________________ Col.1__Col.2 __ Col.3

    First row of data _ ________ Data __ Data __ Data

    Second row _____________ Data __ Data __ Data

    Anyway, thanks for your help in this.

    OK, here is how to do it.
    Get PhotoScape, a freeware photo editor.
    Make your tables in your word processor.
    Open PhotoScape, select the Editor, select the Menu, select Load your
    photo from clipboard, and Save / Save As a photo. Add the photo to the Instructable. Don’t exceed two photos per step or they will be reduced and ganged. This is how I did
    my example.

    Excellent idea.

    Thank you very much for all your comments and suggestions.

    The PhotoScape idea sounded great at first, but now I'm thinking that the steps in my tables would read best if each table is within the body of the description. Also, most steps already have 2 photos. The photo-tables would then be reduced, and, although they can be expanded, that would make the reader jump back and forth between the description and the process of expanding the photo-table.

    To avoid a potential problem with them retroactively eliminating all repeating characters in future, I'm thinking to put: underscore space underscore space etc.

    This is probably a topic for the forum but I really don’t
    want to get that started. However, it is
    a real concern of how to present tabular data in an Instructable. HTML is tedious for the short and varied
    tables that usually show up in an Instructable.
    Multiple spaces and non-breaking spaces, and now Em, En, and Half spaces, apparently violate the IT rule against storing “non-data” except to separate words.

    I checked the editor and, yes, the “loophole” has been closed. Fortunately, there were only 45 viewers of
    this Instructable. Unfortunately, you
    were the one to discover the change.

    My philosophical question is, is it better to save repeating
    underscores than repeating non-breaking spaces.
    They both take up “non-data” storage space. Or will the editor be reprogrammed to eliminate triple (or more) repeating characters. Or will posts with repeating characters be
    flagged for review and not published if they contain non-HTML data tables.

    Instructables, a little notice would have been nice so that I could have reacted before someone had a problem.

    Just realized that there's no need for underscores at the beginning of the first 2 lines in my example. Instead, indents work well there.

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    I will try your suggestions.