>spiders crawl in a way to see the site as a user does and also
>takes the code within comments and vb and java script.
Spiders do not read script - they skip over it.
>In my opinion it is best to use the correct symbol and not one
>that needs further interpretation.
>>Can symbols be correctly shown on search engine results in the
Actually - you should avoid the use of symbols. Use the words
instead, and many engines (such as google) flat out ignore
description tags, place the content in your text if you want it
>>Will a spider properly pick this up, and translate it correctly
>>on the search results? Or will it show up exactly as typed in the
Why would you want your trademark for indexing? Spiders take the
content from the page, concentrate on keyphrases and not
trademark info (unless that is your keyphrase) and use words not
symbols - ppl don't search symbols ;)