Indian Currency Rupee' Symbol
Finally Indian Currency, Rupee got a valid Symbol On July 15, 2010, and India state the power in Currency, joined elite to American Dollar ($), European Union - Euro (€), Japan Yen (¥), British Pound and with own symbol to make identity globally. Mr. D Uday Kumar had won the Indian Rupee Symbol Designing Contest in July 2010. The Symbol of Rupee consist of a blend of the Devanagri 'Ra' and Roman 'R'.
Rupee Symbol - Global Identity of Indian Currency
Before this, the situation was every time we had used INR, Rs. Rupiya prefix to show the amount in Rupee. New Rupee symbol have given new identity of Indian Rupee so that we will have a unique identity symbol like foreign currencies (American Dollar ($), Euro (€), Yen(¥)) in our daily transactions.
As Rupee symbol is designed by Mr. D Uday Kumar newly, the special key or feature is not available on present Keyboards. However, there are special softwares or fonts are designed by Software developers and rupee symbol can be typed using key on keyboard.
Step By Step Setting To Type Rupee Symbol
I have given step by step details on one can do setting in personal computers.
First of all, one should have Rupee_Foradian FONT file in computer.
Click To Download Rupee_Foradian and paste it in My Computer >> Control Panel >> Fonts Folder.
How To Type Rupee Symbol
Once you will have Rupee_Foradian in Control Panel >> Fonts, you can easily type Rupee symbol in Text Document, Word Document or any text files in your computer.
Now, open a new WordPad(.rtf) or Word Document(.doc) Or Text(.txt) File.
You can start typing in Arial font which is by default in WordPad.
Now, to type Rupee symbol in those text, you have to select Rupee Foradian Font from the drop down list of fonts.
To type Rupee Symbol press key on your keyboard (nearest key of numeric 1) and the rupee symbol will be typed in your document, as given in below image.
Indian Rupee Symbol' Keyboard Button
Obviously, Indian Rupee Symbol' Keyboard Button will be available on newly designed Keyboard in future, as The Government of India have processed and have proposed to the Unicode Consortium that the U+0971 (Unicode character code) can be assigned for the new Rupee symbol and in future, we could type Indian Rupee Symbol using Rupee Symbol Button on Keyboard.
The information you provided really very important for us. Not only government but also general people & student have to start using new rupee symbol. Student may have start using Rupee symbol when they do mathematics. IT people got a way to type rupee symbol so we will start writing rupee symbol.
Thanks Mahesh for proving such a great information. It is really important for us to use this symbol in our daily life as soon as possible.
you have given every detail about it step by step it's great. you have written it very nicely.
Thanks again for the precious information
for the valuable fonts information and the method of using it.
Will you please also help that how we can use the same font while
on internet like if I want to use this symbol in my gmail or yahoo mail than how can I use this.
Thanks for giving such articles. So informative and interesting. With your easy method one could create Rs. symbol on their computers.
It is really a wonderful article posted by you. Very innovative, infomative and useful. and is highly appreciable.
Thanks mahesh for your valuable post. I was unaware that such could be also possible. I was thinking about when new keyboard with rupee symbol will be available. You have really solved my problem. Good discovery.