Tick symbols (make tick signs on your keyboard)

Tick symbols

Check mark is a pretty popular text symbol used to indicate the concept “yes” from the times when ASCII encoding was developed. And you can type it right from your keyboard. I’ll show you how to do it by using different techniques depending on your Operating System and tastes.

What tick signs mean

Check marcs

A tick (also known as a check mark or check) is a mark used to indicate the concept “yes”, for example “yes; this has been verified”, “yes; that is the correct answer”, “yes; this has been completed”, or “yes; this [item or option] applies to me”. The x mark is also sometimes used for this purpose (most notably on election ballot papers), but otherwise usually indicates “no”, incorrectness, or failure. As a verb, to tick (off) or to check (off) means to add such a mark. It is quite common, especially on printed forms, printed documents, and computers (see check box), for there to be squares in which to place ticks. Read Wikipedia article to find out more about its meaning and using.

How to input tick symbols

Choose your system and find out.

Shift States
Shift states for Windows symbols (Custom keyboard layouts)

Configure your keyboard layout in Windows so that you can type all additional symbols you want as easy as any other text. Takes about 5-10 minutes to set things up, but you’ll be typing like a boss. You can assign tick symbols ☑ and any other text characters to your keyboard using this technique.

Character Map

MS Windows Character map

CharMap allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are “Arial”, “Times New Roman”, “Webdings”) installed on your computer. You can input check box symbols using it.

Emoji on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)

How to input Emoji on iOS iPhone, iPod & iPad (illustrated)

Character Palette

Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including tick signs, available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are “Arial”, “Times New Roman”, “Webdings”) installed on your computer.

Apple Mac OS X Character Viewer (system app for text symbols)

From Keyboard

Linux keyboard shortcuts for text symbols (and characters)

There actually are 3 different ways to type symbols on Linux with a keyboard. But only third and fourth level chooser keys and unicode hex codes can produce tick text symbols.

Character map

Linux OS Character maps

Character map allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are “Arial”, “Times New Roman”, “Webdings”) installed on your computer. It can also help you lookup Unicode codes for entering symbols with keyboard.

Following is a list of HTML and JavaScript entities for tick symbols. In Javascript you should write like a = “this \u2669 symbol” if you want to include a special symbol in a string.

Shift States
Shift states for Windows symbols (Custom keyboard layouts)

Configure your keyboard layout in Windows so that you can type all additional symbols you want as easy as any other text. Takes about 5-10 minutes to set things up, but you’ll be typing like a boss. You can assign tick symbols ☑ and any other text characters to your keyboard using this technique.

Character Map

MS Windows Character map

CharMap allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are “Arial”, “Times New Roman”, “Webdings”) installed on your computer. You can input check box symbols using it.

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