HTML Codes for Greek Letters

Greek letters spelling out Science!
Epistími! is Greek for Science!

Writing online about scientific or mathematical topics, you’ll notice you need to write a lot of Greek letters. You’ll also have trouble finding these letters on your keyboard. This table will help you with the HTML codes for Greek letters. The table contains both capital and lower case letters, a visual example, and the HTML code for each letter.

It should be noted not all online fonts support these codes. Most common fonts do support the extra characters, but some specialty fonts do not include these characters.  Check before you publish your document.

HTML Codes for Greek Letters

Some letters are identical to the alphabet you’re used to. For example, the capital alpha ( A ) could be coded with the code Α or & Alpha; but it is much easier to just use the Shift-A on your keyboard. The end result will be the same. These letters are included in the table.

CharacterDisplayHTML Code
capital alphaAƇ or Α
capital betaBΤ or Β
capital gammaΓΓ or Γ
capital deltaΔΔ or Δ
capital epsilonEΕ or Ε
capital zetaZΖ or Ζ
capital etaHΗ or Η
capital thetaΘΘ or Θ
capital iotaIΙ or Ι
capital kappaKΚ or Κ
capital lambdaΛΛ or Λ
capital muMΜ or Μ
capital nuNΝ or Ν
capital xiΞΞ or Ξ
capital omicronOΟ or Ο
capital piΠΠ or Π
capital rhoPΡ or Ρ
capital sigmaΣΣ or Σ
capital tauTΤ or Τ
capital upsilonYΥ or Υ
capital phiΦΦ or Φ
capital chiXΧ or Χ
capital psiΨΨ or Ψ
capital omegaΩΩ or Ω
small alphaαα or α
small betaββ or β
small gammaγγ or γ
small deltaδδ or δ
small epsilonεε or ε
small zetaζζ or ζ
small etaηη or ζ
small thetaθθ or θ
small iotaιι or ι
small kappaκκ or κ
small lambdaλλ or λ
small muμμ or μ
small nuνν or ν
small xiξξ or ξ
small omicronoο or ο
small piππ or π
small rhoρρ or ρ
small sigmaσσ or σ
small tauττ or τ
small upsilonυυ or υ
small phiφφ or φ
small chiχχ or χ
small psiψψ or ψ
small omegaωω or ω

Other Ways to Write Greek Letters

If you’re writing using a computer, you can simply copy and paste a Greek letter from a character map or another document. For example, if you need a ψ, you could just highlight, copy, and paste from this table! Most modern editors support copy/pasting special characters.

HTML Code Resources

If you need an alternative method to type fractions in HTML, check out Writing Fractions in HTML.

This technique makes the usual method of #/# look a little better. Example: 2/6 looks like 26.