Have you been typing HTML entities by hand to include special characters in your blog post. For example to include < sign you will have to write "<" in your post. It is fine if you have only few special characters in a post. But it quickly becomes cumbersome if your post is about CSS, HTML or anyother programming language and you need to write lot of special characters. Rather than typing HTML entities manually you can try one of these following websites that convert your plain text in HTML format or vice versa.
These online tools to encode/decode HTML entities make your life little easier. Without worrying about the HTML code you simply write plain text in the provided textarea and with a simple click they will spit out the correct HTML-version of all special characters. It sure saves me a lot of time.
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