It is common these days to you use the Â» character on web page bread crumb trails and to call attention to certain links on the page. As a designer the Â» symbol looks much better than the > symbol.
However, if you use these characters in your pages be sure to use the « character for « and the » character for ». Do not use the « for « and » for ». Why? JAWS and other screen readers will read « as “left angle quote” and » as “right angle quote”.
Just to make sure this isn’t confusing, unless you’re specifically wanting to put your content in left and right angle quotes be sure to use these characters:
« for «
» for »
PS. Dreamweaver by default creates the right and left angle quotes when inserting these characters form the INSERT » HTML » SPECIAL CHARACTERS menu.
Updated below with some more. And note, that I can not find the non left/right angle quote version of these characters…
‹ for ‹
› for ›