How would I go about creating the following symbol in unicode?

Desired image

The closest I've gotten is U+9712 (WHITE SQUARE WITH UPPER LEFT QUADRANT):

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Is there any way I could use a combining character to get the result I'm after?

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    You can't strictly "create the symbol in unicode" if it doesn't already exist. All you can do is to try to find a matching character (and font that contains it). (Or create your own font?)
    – MrWhite
    Jan 20, 2017 at 1:21
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    Ah, ok. I was wondering if there was any way to combine existing characters, such as U+9712 and, say, U+119355. If this isn't possible I'll look into creating a custom font, but I'd prefer to do this using existing characters. Jan 20, 2017 at 2:11
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    Ah yes, sorry... there are special combining characters (including diacrtics). However, I'm not sure that you can combine arbitrary characters, which this would seem to require? (I was thinking that you could perhaps have a negative space (a backspace-type character) followed by another character to effectively overtype, but I can't find any reference to this?) Maybe SVG would be an alternative?
    – MrWhite
    Jan 20, 2017 at 11:50
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    Just for exactness of terminology: an individual Unicode code point is expressed as U+n, where n is four to six hexadecimal digits, using the digits 0–9 and uppercase letters A–F (for 10 through 15, respectively). You should use U+25F0 and U+1D23B instead of their decimal values 9712 and 119355, respectively.
    – JosefZ
    Jan 30, 2017 at 22:21

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Just press Alt + 9 7 1 2 This is good,


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    Welcome to Super User! What do you mean by good/bad?
    – bertieb
    Sep 11, 2018 at 14:16
  • I do not understand this post. Without more information this doesn't appear to be a legitimate attempt to answer the question. Dec 24, 2018 at 23:26

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