footnote.number.symbols — Special characters to use as footnote markers
footnote.number.symbols is not the empty string,
footnotes will use the characters it contains as footnote symbols. For example,
“*†‡◊✠” will identify
footnotes with “*”, “†”, “‡”,
“◊”, and “✠”. If there are more footnotes
than symbols, the stylesheets will fall back to numbered footnotes using
The use of symbols for footnotes depends on the ability of your processor (or browser) to render the symbols you select. Not all systems are capable of displaying the full range of Unicode characters. If the quoted characters in the preceding paragraph are not displayed properly, that's a good indicator that you may have trouble using those symbols for footnotes.