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

examplesitemizelists

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

\begin{itemize}
\item[-] foo
\item[*] bar
\end{itemize}


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

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

\usepackage{bbding}
%...
\begin{itemize}
\item[\Checkmark] foo
\item[\XSolidBrush] bar
\end{itemize}


You can even define a special macro for it:

\newcommand*\tick{\item[\Checkmark]}
\newcommand*\fail{\item[\XSolidBrush]}
% ...
\begin{itemize}
\tick foo
\fail  bar
\end{itemize}


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