HTML Codes for Greek Language Characters

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Even if your site is written in English only and does not include multilingual translations, you may need to add Greek language characters to that site on certain pages or for certain words.

The list below includes the HTML codes necessary to use Greek characters that are not in the standard character set and are not found on a keyboard's keys. Not all browsers support all these codes (mainly, older browsers may cause problems; newer browsers should be fine), so be sure to test your HTML codes before you use them.

Some Greek characters may be part of the Unicode character set, so you need to declare that in the head of your documents:

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" />

Here are the different characters you may need to use.

DisplayFriendly CodeDecimal CodeHex CodeDescription
Α&Alpha;&#913;&#x391;Capital Alpha
α&alpha;&#945;&#x3b1;Lowercase Alpha
Β&Beta;&#914;&#x392;Capital Beta
β&beta;&#946;&#x3B2;Lowercase Beta
Γ&Gamma;&#915;&#x393;Capital Gamma
γ&gamma;&#947;&#x3B3;Lowercase Gamma
Δ&Delta;&#916;&#x394;Capital Delta
δ&delta;&#948;&#x3B4;Lowercase Delta
Ε&Epsilon;&#917;&#x395;Capital Epsilon
ε&epsilon;&#949;&#x3B5;Lowercase Epsilon
Ζ&Zeta;&#918;&#x396;Capital Zeta
ζ&zeta;&#950;&#x3B6;Lowercase Zeta
Η&Eta;&#919;&#x397;Capital Eta
η&eta;&#951;&#x3B7;Lowercase Eta
Θ&Theta;&#920;&#x398;Capital Theta
θ&theta;&#952;&#x3B8;Lowercase Theta
Ι&Iota;&#921;&#x399;Capital Iota
ι&iota;&#953;&#x3B9;Lowercase Iota
Κ&Kappa;&#922;&#x39A;Capital Kappa
κ&kappa;&#954;&#x3BA;Lowercase Kappa
Λ&Lambda;&#923;&#x39B;Capital Lambda
λ&lambda;&#955;&#x3BB;Lowercase Lambda
Μ&Mu;&#924;&#x39C;Capital Mu
μ&mu;&#956;&#x3BC;Lowercase Mu
Ν&Nu;&#925;&#x39D;Capital Nu
ν&nu;&#957;&#x3BD;Lowercase Nu
Ξ&Xi;&#926;&#x39E;Capital Xi
ξ&xi;&#958;&#x3BE;Lowercase Xi
Ο&Omicron;&#927;&#x39F;Capital Omicron
ο&omicron;&#959;&#x3BF;Lowercase Omicron
Π&Pi;&#928;&#x3A0;Capital Pi
π&pi;&#960;&#x3C0;Lowercase Pi
Ρ&Rho;&#929;&#x3A1;Capital Rho
ρ&rho;&#961;&#x3C1;Lowercase Rho
Σ&Sigma;&#931;&#x3A3;Capital Sigma
σ&sigma;&#963;&#x3C3;Lowercase Sigma
ς&sigmaf;&#962;&#x3C4;Lowercase Final Sigma
Τ&Tau;&#932;&#x3A4;Capital Tau
τ&tau;&#964;&#x3C4;Lowercase Tau
Υ&Upsilon;&#933;&#x3A5;Capital Upsilon
υ&upsilon;&#965;&#x3C5;Lowercase Upsilon
Φ&Phi;&#934;&#x3A6;Capital Phi
φ&phi;&#966;&#x3C6;Lowercase Phi
Χ&Chi;&#935;&#x3A7;Capital Chi
χ&chi;&#967;&#x3C7;Lowercase Chi
Ψ&Psi;&#936;&#x3A8;Capital Psi
ψ&psi;&#968;&#x3C8;Lowercase Psi
Ω&Omega;&#937;&#x3A9;Capital Omega
ω&omega;&#969;&#x3C9;Lowercase Omega

Using these characters is simple. In the HTML markup, you would place these special character codes where you want the Greek character to appear. These are used similarly to other HTML special character codes that allow you to add characters that are also not found on the traditional keyboard, and therefore cannot be simply typed into the HTML in order to display on a web page.

Remember, these characters codes may be used on an English language website if you need to display a word with one of these characters. These characters would also be used in HTML that was actually displaying full Greek translations, whether you actually coded those webpages by hand and had a full Greek version of the site, or if you used a more automated approach to multi-lingual webpages and went with a solution like Google Translate.

Edited by Jeremy Girard

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