ASCII check mark?

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  1. PowerMacG5

    PowerMacG5 Diamond Member

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    I was wondering, does anyone know the ASCII code for a check mark? What about the alt+number code? I need to put check marks in a document, and would rather not hand write them. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. oog

    oog Golden Member

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    This one: √

    is character 221A in Unicode. You should have an application called charmap.exe under Windows that helps you find these.
     
  3. PowerMacG5

    PowerMacG5 Diamond Member

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    That's the square root symbol. 221A is square root.
     
  4. Barnaby W. Füi

    Barnaby W. Füi Elite Member

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    Weird.. your quote shows up differently than what his message actually showed in the forum. Maybe your browser can't handle unicode?
     
  5. PowerMacG5

    PowerMacG5 Diamond Member

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    Nah, I'm using the WYSIWYG editor. It butchers Unicode. But as I said 221A is the Unicode for the square root (I saw that before posting). The question still remains, does anyone know the Unicode or Alt+Number combination for a check mark?
     
  6. Barnaby W. Füi

    Barnaby W. Füi Elite Member

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    When I paste oog's checkmark into a terminal it's turned into \x{221A}
     
  7. Barnaby W. Füi

    Barnaby W. Füi Elite Member

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    Hm, I guess it is the square root thing.

    Try 2713, 2714, 10102, and 237b
     
  8. PowerMacG5

    PowerMacG5 Diamond Member

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    None of those worked. If I must, I will use the square root, but I would have assumed that there was a check mark in the character map.
     
  9. Barnaby W. Füi

    Barnaby W. Füi Elite Member

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    Hmm, try 10003 and 10004
     
  10. PowerMacG5

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    Nope, double quotation, and paragraph symbol respectively.
     
  11. notfred

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    Regardless of this unicode discussion, there is no ASCII check mark.
     
  12. PowerMacG5

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    Okay, that's what I was looking for. Hopefully the square root symbol looks enough like a check mark.
     
  13. sciencewhiz

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    I assume you're not using word, or other wysiwyg word processor? You'd just use windings in that case.
     
  14. PowerMacG5

    PowerMacG5 Diamond Member

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    I am using word. Which winding character is the check mark?
     
  15. sciencewhiz

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    alt-0252 is a check mark in wingdings, and P is a checkmark in wingdings 2
     
  16. PowerMacG5

    PowerMacG5 Diamond Member

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    Thanks. You = life saver.
     
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    retiredinpeace Junior Member

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    I want the same thing. In powerpoint, I use alt251 to get this: √
     
  18. retiredinpeace

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    I need to put checkmarks in text files in powerpoint, and I use alt251 to get this: √

    Hope this works for you, too!
     
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