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How to type the new Indian Rupee symbol

Updated on September 14, 2014
Indian Rupee symbol
Indian Rupee symbol

Indian Currency Symbol - Rupee

When Indian Government announced the new currency symbol for Indian Rupee, everyone was wondering how this new symbol will be typed from the keyboard. And as per the officials, the new symbol has to be accepted by the Unicode Consortium's Unicode Technical Committee that is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Unicode Standard. The symbol will also be included in the Indian Standards, viz. 13194:1991 – ISCII (Indian Script Code for Information Interchange), through an amendment to the existing list by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The ISCII specifies various codes for Indian languages for processing on computers along with the key-board lay outs.

Update:

The symbol has now been incorporated as UNICODE standard, which specifies the representation of text in all modern software products and standards. The rupee symbol can be created by using the combination of 'AltGr' and numeral '4'. If you do not have 'AltGr' key on your keyboard, do not worry you can use 'Ctrl' and 'Alt' keys in combination to make them work as AltGr.

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Now, after the approval from the Unicode Consortium, Government of India can mandate hardware manufacturers to include the symbol in keyboards. Though it does not mean that without hardware manufacturers incorporated the new symbol, it would not be possible for us to use the new Rupee symbol. Some companies have released the fonts that can help you to type the new Rupee symbol. Even you can build your own font for the new Rupee symbol using free online font-creation tools. A company known as ‘Foradian Technologies’ has created a font called "Rupee_Foradian" which can be downloaded from their blog (http://blog.foradian.com). This font can be used to type the Indian Currency symbol by hitting (`) symbol, which is just above the 'Tab' key on your keyboard.

To promote the Indian Rupee symbol, Microsoft has also released an update to support the new currency symbol for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. You can download the update from the Microsoft website (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2496898).

Key to type new Rupee Symbol
Key to type new Rupee Symbol

Steps to type Indian Rupee symbol using Keyboard

  • Download the new font (.ttf file)
  • Click here for the direct download of new rupee font; Source file credit (Foradian Technologies).
  • Save this file in 'Fonts' Folder, which can be located from Control Panel.
  • Open Notepad or any other text editor.
  • Select Font as "Rupee Foradian" from the drop down menu.
  • Type ' key, which is just above the Tab key on the left of your keyboard.
  • New Rupee symbol will appear in front of you.

 

Indian Currency Symbol
Indian Currency Symbol

This symbol truly symbolizes our country, our tradition and its currency. Though, we cannot use the rupee symbol globally until Unicode committee approves it but at least we can use it in our regular work and make the habit of using the new symbol. Share this font to make the Indian currency symbol popular among everyone and help Indian Rupee symbol to achieve a global status and representation along with other major economies of the world.

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      Gurpreet kaur 

      5 years ago

      thanks

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      amit 

      5 years ago

      nice post thx for sharinggg

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      vasas 

      6 years ago

      thanks yaar.. great going.. jai hind!

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      jodhpur 

      7 years ago from JODHPUR

      G8 article, would be useful in future, when the new symbol will start.

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      Rajendraprasad Vyas 

      7 years ago

      really yoy did the best job.blessings

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      ISO 9001 

      7 years ago

      I really appreciate your post and you explain each and every point very well.Thanks for sharing this information.And Ill love to read your next post too.

      Regards

      ISO 9001

    • anujagarwal profile imageAUTHOR

      Anuj Agarwal 

      7 years ago from Noida

      Samir, what problem you are facing? Simply download the font and then copy it in Fonts folder.

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      samir kujur 

      7 years ago

      hello friend i can't save it in font folder please hepl me

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      sivaganesh 

      8 years ago

      thanks for new symbol

    • anujagarwal profile imageAUTHOR

      Anuj Agarwal 

      8 years ago from Noida

      Thanks for dropping by Purple Perl.

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      Purple Perl 

      8 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Thanks Anuj, this is one thing I was looking for. Now, I can use rupee symbol,while typing.

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      Krishnaveni 

      8 years ago

      How to use the currency symbol in mobliles.

      Please any body help me.

    • anujagarwal profile imageAUTHOR

      Anuj Agarwal 

      8 years ago from Noida

      Definitely Aniruddha, this symbol will surely have a positive impact for Indian economy.

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      Aniruddha Roy Adak (New Delhi) 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for thinking about this Historical Sign. This will certainly take our country's pride to International level once again. Its also carrying our heritage.

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      Anuj Agarwal 

      8 years ago from Noida

      Thanks for dropping by Ankush.

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      Ankush Sethi 

      8 years ago

      Thank U Very Much Anuj! Great Work Brother

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      Anuj Agarwal 

      8 years ago from Noida

      Thanks Ajit and Happy Independence Day to you and all Indians.

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      Ajit kumar  

      8 years ago

      HAPPY TO SEE INDIA SYMBOL IN TRI COLOR ,HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO YOU

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      Ajit Kumar.P 

      8 years ago

      you are most welcome dear brother

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      Anuj Agarwal 

      8 years ago from Noida

      Glad to help you Ajit.

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      Ajit Kumar.P 

      8 years ago

      Hello Anuja , thank you for helping me to get RUPPEE NEW LOGO

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      Anuj Agarwal 

      8 years ago from Noida

      Yes Karthi, you first need to download this font, save it in fonts folder and then select Rupee Font in Word Document. It will work, but the only issue is everyone must have this font downloaded to see the Rupee symbol. But you can easily print the symbol from your word document.

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      Karthi 

      8 years ago

      How to use in Word document.....

      Will it support now??

    • anujagarwal profile imageAUTHOR

      Anuj Agarwal 

      8 years ago from Noida

      Thanks for dropping by Rockerzz.

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      Rockerzz 

      8 years ago

      Nice hub man gr8 work

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      Anuj Agarwal 

      8 years ago from Noida

      Thanks for dropping by Sandilya.

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      Sandilya 

      8 years ago

      Anuj you rock man !

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      Anuj Agarwal 

      8 years ago from Noida

      @Praveen: Great! We should spread the information on how to type the rupee symbol, so that everyone will start using this symbol.

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      Praveen 

      8 years ago

      Awesome article buddy....Yester morning only I read in newspaper about Typing our Indian currency symbol in text editors. :)

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      Anuj Agarwal 

      8 years ago from Noida

      Thanks for dropping by Deepak. Really, now India is set to join the elite club along with other major economies of the world.

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      deepak purohit 

      8 years ago

      good article ,this new symbol puts India in league of few countries having unique symbol for their currencies !

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