Check Symbols & Alt and HTML Codes

The checkmark, which is also called tick, usually take this shape ✓. Some people believe that the Romans created this symbol. First, it took the shape of the letter v from the word veritas, meaning truth. But then it has changed through the time it is used in the spoken language to indicate approval or the concept of "yes," which means the correct answer. People usually use cross checkmarks ✘ in elections (ballot papers) to mark their choices; it is also used in grading system to indicate that the answer is wrong. In many countries like Korea and japan the use o instead of the checkmark.

How to use and type Check symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.

Table of Symbols and Codes

Symbol Title / Description Code / HTML Code
Heavy Check Mark #x2714;
Not Check Mark #x237B;
🗹 Ballot Box With Bold Check #x1F5F9;
Check Mark #x2713;
White Heavy Check Mark #x2705;
𐄂 Aegean Check Mark #x10102;
Ballot Box With Check #x2611;
🗸 Light Check Mark #x1F5F8;

Something doesn't work?

  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

Other Miscellaneous Symbols

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