Friendly reminder that the “ban” symbol (🚫) is an international standard, and the cross bar goes from top-left to bottom-right.

ISO 7010 General Prohibition Sign

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People will almost certainly know what you mean if you reverse it, but if you want to be technically correct and consistent, it should be like a backslash ( \ ) and not a forward slash ( / ).

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This also applies by convention for icons in digital interfaces! If you have a “disabled” state with a symbolic icon, the slash should probably be a backslash to be more familiar and consistent. This is what at least Android and elementary OS do.

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