View Full Version : code for check-mark character?

01-09-2003, 08:25 AM

Is there a code for entering a check-mark as text?

For example, "& para ;" displays the paragraph ¶ symbol...

It seems that this should be possible, as the forms checkbox displays a check-mark, but I haven't been able to find a reference that gives a code for this (and cannot copy a check-mark fom a checkbox, either).

01-09-2003, 09:23 AM
I don't think there is one. :p

Try × or •

Plenty in wing/webdings but not all users have them installed. :eek:

01-09-2003, 10:55 AM
Ok, if that's not possible...

Is there a way to hide the border around a checkbox, using css?

I've tried, but so far, only an additional border is added around the box--rather than a border replacement; therefore, I cannot conceal it by setting the color = to the background.

I also tried hiding the border within both a table cell, and an iframe, but in both instances, I could not shrink the parameters enough to conceal the checkbox border...

It seems odd that what looks to be a "universal character" (the check-mark) cannot be copied or typed.

*Thanks for the reply, by the way.

01-09-2003, 11:44 AM
Try this: & radic; or this: & #8730; or this: & #x221A; (without the & space)

01-09-2003, 02:40 PM
Yes, those appear on screen; however, they aren't really check-marks...

Thanks for the information, just the same.

Mr J
01-09-2003, 06:17 PM
Can you not use an image?

01-09-2003, 07:37 PM
You can remove the checkbox border using clip on a layer:

<DIV style="LEFT: -1px; WIDTH: 15px; CLIP: rect(6px 15px 15px 6px); POSITION: absolute; HEIGHT: 15px"><input type="checkbox" value="myval"></div>

01-09-2003, 08:13 PM
Thanks for your help; that did the job nicely.

01-09-2003, 09:06 PM
This locks the check in place, in case anyone needs to know...

<DIV style="LEFT: -1px; WIDTH: 15px; CLIP: rect(7px 15px 15px 6px); POSITION: absolute; HEIGHT: 15px"><input type="checkbox" checked value="myval" onFocus='this.blur();' onClick='this.checked=true;'></div>

01-19-2010, 03:43 AM
i found two.

for a light check mark U+2713

for a dark check mark U+2714

12-07-2010, 10:13 PM
this checkmark seems to work fine for me:


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