Save 25% on Wizard’s SQL for WP w/ code: WIZARDSQL
Web Dev + WordPress + Security

URL Character Codes

URLs frequently employ potentially conflicting characters such as question marks, ampersands, and pound signs. Fortunately, it is possible to encode such characters via their escaped hexadecimal ASCII representations. For example, we would write ? as %3F. Here are a few more URL character codes (case-insensitive), for easy copy/paste reference.

  • <     %3C
  • >     %3E
  • #     %23
  • %     %25
  • {     %7B
  • }     %7D
  • |     %7C
  • \     %5C
  • ^     %5E
  • ~     %7E
  • [     %5B
  • ]     %5D
  • `     %60
  • ;     %3B
  • /     %2F
  • ?     %3F
  • :     %3A
  • @     %40
  • =     %3D
  • &     %26
  • $     %24
  • +     %2B
  • "     %22
  • space %20

To convert back and forth between the encoded and unencoded characters, check out any free online tool such as Eric Meyer’s URL Decoder/Encoder.

Jeff Starr
About the Author
Jeff Starr = Web Developer. Book Author. Secretly Important.
The Tao of WordPress: Master the art of WordPress.

One response to “URL Character Codes”

  1. Avatar photo
    August Klotz 2007/02/19 2:43 pm

    You can also use Google to translate special URL characters. Simply search for the character and check within the search URL in your browser’s address field. The encoded URL character will be located between the "q=" parameter and the next "&" character (if any). Sometimes this comes in handy when working on the fly.

Comments are closed for this post. Something to add? Let me know.
Welcome
Perishable Press is operated by Jeff Starr, a professional web developer and book author with two decades of experience. Here you will find posts about web development, WordPress, security, and more »
SAC Pro: Unlimited chats.
Thoughts
DIY: Monitor File Changes via Cron working perfectly for over a decade.
Mastodon social is a trip. Glad I found it.
As a strict rule, I never use cache plugins on any of my sites. They cause more problems than they solve, imho. Just not worth it.
Currently on a posting spree :)
6 must come before 7.
My top three favorite-to-write coding languages: CSS, PHP, JavaScript.
If you’re not 100% sure that you can trust something, you can’t.
Newsletter
Get news, updates, deals & tips via email.
Email kept private. Easy unsubscribe anytime.