HTML entities for British Pound and Euro symbols

The HTML entities for the British Pound and Euro are as obvious as they should be, but I found myself recently having to look them up just to make sure I was right…

British Pound HTML entity

The British Pound entity code is this:

£

and looks like this when rendered:

£

Euro HTML entity

The Euro entity code is this:

€

and looks like this when rendered:

Browser capability

I remember when I looked these up that there were a few different entities for the Euro and the website I looked at mentioned some didn’t work in all browser. However when I tested the above in IE6, IE7, IE8 and recent versions of the other main browsers I didn’t have any issues.