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How to Type a Check Mark
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: December 24, 2008 05:58AM
I have forgotten which font and key press gives a nice check mark. Option-v gives a character which looks more like a square root sign, but I remember from years ago there was one without the hickey on the left. Help. Thanks and Merry Christmas.
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Re: How to Type a Check Mark
Posted by: mikebw
Date: December 24, 2008 06:03AM
In OS X?

Go to Edit > Special Characters

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Re: How to Type a Check Mark
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: December 24, 2008 06:17AM
Yes, OS X. Very interesting. Never noticed that before. I was hoping to know the keystroke to do it, but don't see that information under Special Characters. But that does get me the character.

Next question - if I use those characters in an email to a Windows user, will he see the same characters? Apparently not since there was mention that they might not show up in some applications.

Thanks.
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Re: How to Type a Check Mark
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: December 24, 2008 06:23AM
[www.apple.com]

PopChar X. A carryover from OS 9. One of my favorites.



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Re: How to Type a Check Mark
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: December 24, 2008 06:58AM
Option-shift-r in Wingdings.

Looks like that's one of the standard Windows fonts. Stick with a TrueType version of one on that list and Windows users should be able to see it.

Unless they have html turned off in their email program. Then everything may default to one font, necessitating using option-v.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/24/2008 07:00AM by Mike Sellers.
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Re: How to Type a Check Mark
Posted by: RonT
Date: December 24, 2008 07:03AM
Option + "V"
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Re: How to Type a Check Mark
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: December 24, 2008 07:08AM
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RonT
Option + "V"

Ron - I mentioned that in the original post on this thread. It's close enough to be used, but it is really a square root sign. Thanks.
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Re: How to Type a Check Mark
Posted by: swampy
Date: December 24, 2008 07:30AM
If you have Zaph Dingbats try

"3"





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Re: How to Type a Check Mark
Posted by: incognegro
Date: December 24, 2008 09:10AM
opt-v looks like a check mark to my eyes.



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Re: How to Type a Check Mark
Date: December 24, 2008 09:47AM
"Option-shift-r in Wingdings"

That gives the special % sign on my system.

"If you have Zaph Dingbats try '3'"

That gives 3 on my system.

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mjgkramer
I have forgotten which font and key press gives a nice check mark. Option-v gives a character which looks more like a square root sign

option-v

That looks close enough to a check mark to me but the Character Palette has at least two true check mark variations under Miscellaneous. I wish the CP would show the corresponding key combinations.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/24/2008 09:48AM by Article Accelerator.
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Re: How to Type a Check Mark
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: December 24, 2008 10:28AM
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Article Accelerator
"Option-shift-r in Wingdings"

That gives the special % sign on my system.

I was going by the Font Book program. My mistake.
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