Pals, I've just been told that in Japan they don't use ✓ for "correct", they use 〇.
What other symbols for "correct" and "incorrect" are used around the world?
@christianp I don't know any other symbols, but in Chinese user interfaces, the colour red often stands for correct / success / OK. In the West, we're used to green for OK and red for errors.
@christianp I vaguely recall that we used % for ’correct’ and v or ✔️ for ’incorrect’ (’väärin’ in Finnish) in primary school. That’s very odd, because I’ve never seen those notations again.
@petrilaarne wikipedia says in Sweden a ✓ is often used for "incorrect". No mention of % though - that's interesting! It feels like a tricky symbol to draw, which matters when you're doing a lot of marking!
@christianp The Wikipedia page for ”check mark”, and apparently Unicode, contain the correct form of %; not the literal percent sign (they look the same in my handwriting). Still, I feel that the English version has largely killed off that symbol.
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