Reports. TextShape component showing symbols

is there any method to use symbols inside a table TextShape component in Reports? Want to make a "tick mark" visible when a SQL query returns a specific value to a parameter.

It doesn't seem like you can insert images, use HTML coding or Unicode to represent a tick mark.

What could the next possible solution be, change to a font that symbolizes the correct symbol at the given value?
surely a simple solution to something I'm stuck on.

Does this help?