Below is the complete list of Windows ALT codes for check mark, tick mark, cross mark & ballot box symbols, along with their corresponding HTML entity numeric character references and, when available, their corresponding HTML entity named character references. If you are new to ALT codes and need detailed instructions on how to use them, please read How to Use ALT Codes to Enter Special Characters. If you want, instead of using ALT codes, you can also just quickly tap or click any check mark, tick mark, cross mark or ballot box symbol in the list below to copy and paste it into your document. (Note: Some symbols might not display correctly due to device or platform limitations in character/text representation.)
All about check marks, cross (X) marks and ballot boxes (check boxes)
Check Marks: Check marks, also known as tick marks or check symbols, are graphical symbols typically represented by a small mark (√) placed next to an item to indicate completion, approval, or verification. Check marks are commonly used to indicate that a task or item on a list has been completed or that an option has been selected.
Tick Marks: Tick marks are another term used interchangeably with check marks. They refer to the same graphical symbol (√) used to indicate completion or verification.
Cross Marks: Cross marks, also known as X marks or cross symbols (✗), are graphical symbols used to indicate a negative or incorrect status. Cross marks are commonly used to mark items as wrong, to indicate a negative response, or to show that an option has not been selected.
Check Boxes: Check boxes are interactive graphical elements that allow users to select or deselect options. They are usually represented by small empty squares that can be filled with a check mark or tick mark when selected. Check boxes are commonly used in forms, questionnaires, surveys, and software interfaces to provide users with a way to choose one or more options from a list.
Here’s some information about the checkmarks, cross (X) marks and ballot boxes listed in the table above:
- ☐: Ballot Box – A symbol representing an empty ballot box, often used for checklists or to indicate options.
- ☑: Ballot Box with Check – A symbol representing a checked ballot box, often used to mark completed items or tasks.
- ☒: Ballot Box with X – A symbol representing a ballot box with an X, often used to mark items or options that are not selected or unavailable.
- ✅: White Heavy Check Mark – A heavy checkmark symbol used to indicate completion or approval.
- ✓: Check Mark – A simple checkmark symbol representing affirmation or correctness.
- ✔: Heavy Check Mark – A heavy checkmark, similar to ✅ and ✓, used to indicate success or completion.
- ✗: Ballot X – A symbol representing a ballot mark with an X, used to indicate incorrect or wrong options.
- ✘: Heavy Ballot X – A heavy ballot mark with an X, similar to ✗, used to indicate mistakes or incorrect choices.
- ❌: Cross Mark – A red “X” mark typically used to indicate incorrect or canceled items.
- ❎: Negative Squared Cross Mark – A red “X” mark inside a square, often used to indicate rejection or cancellation.
- ❖: White Diamond – A white diamond-shaped symbol, often used for various purposes, but not necessarily standardized.
- ⮽, ⮾, ⮿: These symbols are not widely recognized or commonly used in standard text.
- 🗳: Ballot Box with Ballot – An emoji representing a ballot box with a ballot inside, often used in the context of voting or elections.
- 🗴, 🗵, 🗶, 🗷, 🗸, 🗹: These are miscellaneous emojis that may not have specific standardized meanings in text, but their interpretations can vary depending on the context and platform.
These symbols are often used in different contexts, including checklists, to-do lists, voting, and decision-making processes. Their meanings can sometimes vary based on cultural or regional differences, so it’s essential to consider the context in which they are used.
See more symbol sets for popular ALT codes at ALT Codes for Miscellaneous Symbols. For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows ALT Codes, visit Windows ALT Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.