how to change the tick symbol to apostrophe by Gene
For this example, I'll describe changing just tick and you can use the same procedure for all.
Open the NVDA menu with NVDA key n.
Down arrow once to preferences and press enter.
Up arrow to punctuation/symbol pronunciation and press enter.
Shift tab once to filter. Type what you are looking for, in this case, tick then tab once to the list.
You will see a number of results.
You will find one that just says tick.
Tab once and type what you want to use such as apostrophe.
Tab to and activate the ok button.
Now, the symbol should be pronounced as apostrophe.