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Is there a symbol similar to following one that can be used to express satisfaction with minor disturbance?

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    Do you have any reference for this symbol? What does it stand for? Why not using a cross? If you have some nice reference or a real use for that, it could get recommended to the unicode. Until now, I do not know it.
    – LaRiFaRi
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 14:57
  • @LaRiFaRi, in fact I do not know any reference. If there is a symbol that means 'ok perfect, but there is a small defect', I appreciate your suggestions.
    – Kadir
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 15:02
  • are you allowed to take colors?
    – LaRiFaRi
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 15:10
  • There is a Unicode character called "Not Check Mark" that resembles your drawing: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/636101/…
    – remcycles
    Commented Aug 13, 2023 at 14:08

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As this symbol does not exist in unicode, you will have to define your own symbol. For starting, you should choose a check-mark you like (from my MWE below). With this, you can overlay this checkmark with some small rule or scaled backslash or alike.

% arara: lualatex
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{unicode-math}
\newcommand{\test}[1]{\setmainfont{#1}
    \symbol{"2714}
    \symbol{"2718}
    \symbol{"2713}  
    \symbol{"2717}\par}
\usepackage{fontawesome}
\def\faChecked{\FA\symbol{"F00C}}
\def\faCrossed{\FA\symbol{"F00D}}

\begin{document}
$\checkmark$\setmathfont{XITS Math}$\checkmark$\setmathfont{Asana Math}$\checkmark$\setmathfont{TeX Gyre Pagella Math}$\checkmark$

\test{dejavusans.ttf}
\test{Linux Libertine O}
\test{symbola.ttf}
\test{quivira.otf}

\faChecked\faCrossed
\end{document}

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Most of these symbols are having a nice calligraphic line which I would prefer to retain. Therefore you could take one of the cross-signs and cut away its "slash"-bar getting a nice "back-slash"-bar (I would do this in an external program).

More easy would be, to choose a combination you like and to overlay these two. You might scale down the cross until it fits into the long arm of the check-mark, but I would recommend to use it as a superscript and to kern it a bit onto the left. Giving it a certain colour could make a clear and understandable symbol. What you think?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{fontspec}

\begin{document}
\setmainfont{quivira.otf}
\textcolor{green}{\symbol{"2713}}\textsuperscript{\textcolor{red}{\kern-0.55em\tiny\symbol{"2717}}}
\end{document}

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Edit: If you find symbols for PDFLaTeX, you can use them the very same way. I found the checkmarks from bbding (very rastered) and pifont which I present below:

% arara: pdflatex

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{bbding}
\usepackage{pifont}

\begin{document}
    % bbding commands (too pixeled...)
    \Checkmark\CheckmarkBold\XSolidBrush
    % pifont commands
    \ding{51}\ding{52}\ding{55}\ding{56}    

\textcolor{green}{\ding{51}}\textsuperscript{\textcolor{red}{\kern-0.5em\tiny\ding{55}}}
\end{document}
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  • this is a good solution. However, is it possible to use pdflatex?
    – Kadir
    Commented Sep 26, 2014 at 14:06
  • @Kadir see my edit!
    – LaRiFaRi
    Commented Sep 26, 2014 at 14:40
  • Thanks! I am using this: \textcolor{black}{\ding{51}}{\small\textcolor{black}{\kern-0.7em\ding{55}}}
    – Kadir
    Commented Sep 28, 2014 at 15:14
  • @Kadir Glad you like it. You may leave the colours away. Black is the default.
    – LaRiFaRi
    Commented Sep 28, 2014 at 21:54
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My final solution:

\checkmark\kern-1.1ex\raisebox{.7ex}{\rotatebox[origin=c]{125}{--}}
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Based on How to write checkmark in latex

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}

\def\halfcheckmark{\tikz\draw[scale=0.4,fill=black](0,.35) -- (.25,0) -- (1,.7) -- (.25,.15) -- cycle (0.75,0.2) -- (0.77,0.2)  -- (0.6,0.7) -- cycle;}


\begin{document}
This a half check mark: \halfcheckmark
\end{document}

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  • Hey Fabio, it would improve your answer if you added a picture of the output that your code generates.
    – Alenanno
    Commented Oct 30, 2020 at 18:46

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