synonymies and 'truly' scientific names

Eric Zurcher Eric.Zurcher at CSIRO.AU
Tue Sep 9 09:13:49 CDT 2003

Hi Mary,

The Unicode code point for the identity symbol is 2261 (hexadecimal) ? 8801

So on a Web page use a numerical character reference of either "≡" or
Also, according to the HTML 4 specifications, "≡" will also work.

Of course this assumes that the viewer of the web page has a browser which
is capable of
displaying the symbol. In this case, I think, that's a reasonable

Eric Zurcher
CSIRO Livestock Industries
Canberra, Australia
Eric.Zurcher at

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary Barkworth [mailto:Mary at BIOLOGY.USU.EDU]
> Sent: Tuesday, 9 September 2003 12:17 AM
> Subject: Re: [TAXACOM] synonymies and 'truly' scientific names
> Just a minor point. I was trying to find the identity sign to insert
> into a Web page and could not.  A double equals sign is easy. So long as
> one explains one's symbols, surely that is adequate? Of course, being a
> botanist, if someone would tell me the code for an identity sign, I
> would be very happy.

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