Do you know that you can use symbols from different fonts as fancy indicators? You just need to know which characters to use with which font. Here are the fancy characters for you.
Here are a couple of useful examples:
Normal stuff with your regular font:
Tick and cross with Windings 2 font (Upper case letters must be used).
Smiley’s with Windings font (Upper case letters must be used).
Up/Down Rectangles Wbdings font (lower case letters must be used):
There are a lot of possibilities by the use of this concept. I’m adding a full list of available characters from 4 set of fonts. You can use them as you please.