This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Check mark.
A check mark or tick is a symbol used to indicate the concept "yes".
The check mark is a predominant affirmative symbol of convenience in the English-speaking world because of its instant and facile composition. In other countries, however, the mark is more complicated. In some countries (e.g., Finland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, and Sweden), the check mark can be used as an error mark, indicating "no" rather than "yes". For example, it is common in Swedish schools for a ✓ to indicate that an answer is incorrect.
In China, a check mark means "correct". A check mark placed in brackets can indicate that a previously used or acceptable fact or definition is being investigated, usually for the purpose of expanding academic research.
U+237B ⍻ not check mark
U+2610 ☐ ballot box
U+2611 ☑ ballot box with check
U+2713 ✓ check mark
U+2714 ✔ heavy check mark
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has no crossing lines.
Category: Language Symbols.
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