[Tex/LaTex] How to define a list with custom symbols


I'd like to define a list like the following:

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The nearest I found while googling was this:

\item[-] foo
\item[*] bar

But how can I now use a cross or a check symbol?

Best Answer

Use e.g. the \Checkmark and \XSolidBrush symbols from the bbding package. Good alternatives are \ding{51} and \ding{55} from the pifont package.

  \item[\Checkmark] foo
  \item[\XSolidBrush] bar

You can even define a special macro for it:

% ...
  \tick foo
  \fail  bar

See either the comprehensive symbol list (search for "Checkmark") or detexify to find other symbols if you don't like the one above.