In Chrome, I see the marker to the left of badges that I've received as a square. Ever since joining SO, I've been waiting for it to be fixed to be a graphic, or to something more attractive or meaningful.
For the heck of it, I used my mouse to selected it. Then did a copy paste into a textbox. It's a checkmark!
Who knew? Why doesn't it look like a checkmark on the page? I assume the font I'm using in the browser lacks a checkmark. If that's common, maybe you should switch to an image.
✔ <-- Looks like a checkmark in the editor, but a box in the preview.
✔ <-- It's a checkmark in the editor and in the preview.
Does it show as a checkmark to other people, or does everyone see it as an empty box outline?
In my other browsers:
- Firefox: Checkmark
- Safari: Checkmark
- IE6: Box for one, box with question mark in it for the other!
- IE7: Checkmark
- IE8: Checkmark
- Opera: Checkmark
So only IE6 and Chrome show the box. All other browsers show the checkmark.
Update: Changed my fonts in Chrome, but Stackoverflow seems to force the font, so no fix. Guess I'll just learn to live with the ugly box.
Update 2: Apparently Windows IE was notorious for not having checkmark available. But that seems to have been fixed (for me) in IE7. Only IE6 is broken (I refused to try anything earlier). Not sure why my Chrome hates the SO checkmark.