Get HTML Codes for Romanian Language Characters

Romanian flag

 Getty Images

Even if your site is written in English only and does not include multilingual translations, you may need to add Romanian language characters to that site on certain pages or for certain words. The list below includes the HTML codes necessary to use Romanian characters that are not in the standard character set and are not found on a keyboard's keys. 

Check the Browser Compatibility

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 Romanian 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.

Display Friendly Code Numerical Code Hex Code Description
Ă &#258; &#x102; Capital A-breve
ă &#259; &#x103; Lowercase a-breve
 &Acirc; &#194; &#xC2; Capital A-circumflex
â &acirc; &#226; &#xE2; Lowercase a-circumflex
Î &Icirc; &#206; &#xCE; Capital I-circumflex
î &icirc; &#238; &#xEE; Lowercase i-circumflex
Ș &#218; &#xDA; Capital S-comma
ș &#219; &#xDB; Lowercase s-comma
Ş &#350; &#x15E; Capital S-cedilla
ş &#351; &#x15F; Lowercase s-cedilla
Ț &#538; &#x21A; Capital T-comma
ț &#539; &#x21B; Lowercase t-comma
Ţ &#354; &#x162; Capital T-cedilla
ţ &#355; &#x163; Lowercase t-cedilla

Using Special Character Codes

Using these characters is simple. In the HTML markup, you would place these special character codes where you want the Romanian 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 Romanian translations, whether you actually coded those pages by hand and had a full Romanian version of the site, or if you used a more automated approach to multilingual webpages and went with a solution like Google Translate.

Edited by Jeremy Girard