[Tex/LaTex] xmark that complements the ams checkmark


I am looking to have a xmark that complements the \checkmark symbol in the amsmath package. I've had a look at some in symbols-a4.pdf but can't seem to find the matching one! What symbol works well?

Best Answer

I would think your best bet might come from pifont's dingbats:

\checkmark and (\cmark + \xmark)

\usepackage{amssymb}% http://ctan.org/pkg/amssymb
\usepackage{pifont}% http://ctan.org/pkg/pifont
\verb|\checkmark|: \checkmark \par
\verb|\cmark|: \cmark \par
\verb|\xmark|: \xmark

\cmark is defined as \ding{51}, while \xmark is defined as \ding{55}. Here is a list of the dingbat symbols, taken from the pifont quick reference guide:

pifont quick reference guide