Until recently, I haven't had a problem putting HTML character entities and codes into my WordPress.com blog. To make the "less than" arrow, I would use <. For the typical symbols and characters, these work great.
However, I'm working on an article and I need to feature some character codes. For example, to create a semi-colon with an HTML character entity, you would use
To write this on my WordPress.com post, I would write
&#59;. However, it gets filtered out on Save and Continue Editing to
& #59; which the browser then converts to ; . So my example for creating a character entity for the semi-colon becomes "; - ;". Not helpful.
How do I write examples of less common character entities without doing hokey things like putting a space between the ampersand and the rest of the code?