Indian Rupee Symbol was officially finalised in July 2010 and worldwide accepted as when approved in Unicode character set standard. Traditionally Rs. was used as symbol generally. The selection of rupee symbol was made via an open competition in which indians could submit their design for the inr symbol. Finally, the design submitted by D Udaya kumar was accepted as the official symbol for Indian Rupee by the government of India. The new design has given a distinction to our currency and is being accepted readily worldwide. The symbol contains two horizontal parallel lines in R without vertical bar in R. The two lines stand for equality.
Rupee Symbol is accepted in Unicode version 6 so if your computer has the latest version of Unicode installed, the rupee font will appear fine else it may appear like a square box instead of the original symbol. The symbol is placed at U+20B9 in the unicode character set and in HTML, its code is ₹
How to View and Type Rupee Symbol on your computer ?
- If you have windows vista or windows 7 installed on your system, then install this update which will update the unicode set and few fonts. Install windows rupee font update from here .
- This update as described in step above will update arial, tahoma and times font along with few other fonts to the latest version.
- Now, to write rupee symbol in MS word or other applications, just select any of the three fonts i.e. arial or times or tahoma from font drop down selection. Then type via your keyboard 20B9 and then hold alt+x button. If 20B9 converts to indian rupee symbol, you’re done otherwise you have not followed the steps mentioned above correctly.
- You may type the Rupee symbol using the character map. Open Character map, switch to arial font, copy paste the rupee symbol from there in your document.
- If you couldn’t succeed in the steps mentioned above or if you have windows xp installed on your system or if you’re a Mac user, don’t worry, we have other alternatives, Proceed reading further.
How to Download rupee font and use it in MS word in windows xp, vista, windows 7?
Fonts like DejaVu and Rupee Foradian are available using which we can easily type the Rupee symbol by pressing just one button of our keyboard instead of complex unicode keys set.
- Download Rupee Symbol Font created by Foradian from Here.
- Extract the files and install by double clicking the file Rupee_Font_Installer.exe
- Follow the steps.
- Now Open MS word or any other program. Select the new rupee font Rupee_Foradian font from font selection menu or list.
- Press ” ~ ” button situated before number 1 key on your keyboard to type the rupee symbol.
- Done! Enjoy.
How to use various stylish rupees symbols and fonts ?
- Download RuPi Foradian font from here. Copy paste the download rupi foradian font into fonts folder. To go to the fonts fonder on your computer, just open control panel and then fonts icon.
- Open MS word or other programs, switch to RuPi foradian font. Now type any alphabet from A to Z (in capital letters) to type rupee symbol in various beautiful styles. If you want to type other text, just switch to other fonts.
For Linux users, Latest version of Ubuntu already supports rupee symbol.