Hello all:
     I too have been looking for a standard set of icons.  Additionally, though, since I am blind I am really looking for a table that would be like:
description:code - that is, two text columns.
(e.g. trademark symbol:&#153)
I am unfamiliar with the methods to do this so probably confuse things.
There are "entities" in HTML such as &sup for superscript that JFW 4.01 reads very well (JFW says "superscript").
Apparently there is also unicode and SGML.  Is there a overview of the different kinds of icon representation methods that does not get too detailed about the inner workings of each character set.

>>> "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie> 07/15/02 07:54AM >>>

> I used "&#153;" on a site to represent the TM Symbol, an unregistered
> Trademark. Apparently this is a reference to a non-SGML character.

Yep, 153 is the position in the windows character set. Its Unicode position
is 0x2122 (or 8482 in decimal) so you can use &#x2122; or &#8482;

You could also try &trade; though that depends more on browser support.

AFAIR There is no character 153 (though I'm not too sure), hence the browser
was able to realise you'd made a mistake and guess that you wanted the
windows character of that position.

(It's not an SGML thing as such, SGML uses character sets defined elsewhere,
similarly with XML - and hence HTML since HTML has been XML for the last 3