Specifically I'm trying to write "̅" with the quotation marks to indicate the character. I want the code to appear not the character.

I'm looking for alternative answers than to use &gt; or &lt; or <pre>.

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    It really depends on the context. Where are you trying to do this? Do you want the code to appear or the actual character? – ale Apr 14 '13 at 21:50
  • ...and I'm not sure this is really on-topic for this site. – ale Apr 14 '13 at 21:50
  • @AlEverett Where do you think would be more appropriate? – timothy.s.lau Apr 14 '13 at 22:03
  • @AlEverett On Google Sites. – timothy.s.lau Apr 14 '13 at 22:04

In HTML, the characters < and > are special (so are quotation marks in certain places). If you want these characters to appear, you'll need to encode them (as &lt; and &gt; respectively). The ampersand is used for encoding, and it follows that the ampersand is also a special character. If you want an actual ampersand to appear, you need to encode that too, as &amp;. Specifically, if you want the string &#773; to appear, you should encode it as &amp;#773;.

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