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First Published — 23 July 2019

Last Modified — 4 August 2019

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Quickly copy and paste check marks, ticks, and crosses. Great for to-do lists or for exercising your democratic right.

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What is a check mark?

Check marks or ticks are used to show something is correct, chosen, complete, or verified.

The tick ✔ comes from the letter V in the latin word “veritas” which means truth.

Unlike other symbols, there's not a lot going on with these, so once you've read this article, you'll know everything worth knowing.

Exams and quizzes

Exams and quizzes are often marked with ticks and crosses.Though using a tick to mean correct is not universal.

Japan and Korea use circles a ⭕ for a correct answer, and a slash, cross, or tick for an incorrect answer.

The Netherlands, Indonesia, South Africa and Suriname use the flourish of approval for correct answers.

Finland and Sweden both use a tick mark to mean incorrect.

What do 💯 and 💮 mean?

You might be wondering why these emojis appear on this page, or why they’re part of emoji at all.

Both evoke nostalgia in Japan — the birth place of emoji — where they’re used to mark school work.

💯 One Hundred Points Symbol
This one simply means you got full marks, or 100%.

💮 Hanamaru
Hanamaru is a stamp or drawing a teacher would use on a piece particularly good work.

Sometimes this emoji is rendered with the phrase “you did very well” and sometimes as the drawn version — a scribbled spiral with petals drawn around it.

To-do lists

To-do lists often use a check mark to mean that an item is complete. Crosses ✘, and strikethroughs are also used.

Check marks alt-codes…

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2713 ✓
2714 ✔
2717 ✗
2718 ✘
2718 ✘
2610 ☐
2611 ☑
2612 ☒
2B55 ⭕
💯 1F4AF 💯
💮 1F4AE 💮
2705 ✅
🗳 1F5F3 🗳
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