Type the Indian Rupee Symbol with Foradian Rupee Font
By on July 18th, 2010

Indian-Rupee After contemplating on various designs for over a year, the Indian government finally zeroed in on an Indian Rupee symbol earlier this week. The government intends on adopting the chosen symbol nationally within six months, and internationally within 18 to 24 months.

One of the essential steps in this formal process is getting approved by Unicode Consortium. That would lend Rupee a place in the Unicode character map, which will make it possible to use and view the symbol on almost any computer around the globe. Keyboards incorporating the sign should start appearing in India, soon after.

In the meantime, the best option is to use a font, which incorporates the Rupee symbol. Foradian has already created an excellent free font with the Indian currency symbol. In order to use it, simply install the font on your system and press the ` key.

The limitation of this approach is that the symbol won’t be readable on system’s which don’t have this particular font installed. One possible solution is to simply embed the font while saving your document.

[ Download Indian Rupee Font ]

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  • http://clif-notes.blogspot.com Clif Sipe

    Now if I could just get a handle on mentally converting the Rupee to USD. Now I usually go to Google and type: 100 INR = USD

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    - Now let's see if this symbol shows on a web page: `

    Ummm, no it doesn't. At least not here.

    • http://www.pallab.net Pallab De

      Google and other's won't start using this until it gets a unicode symbol. Otherwise, the rupee sign would simply show up as boxes and weird characters on different systems.

  • http://nparashuram.com Sriram

    You can start using the Rupee Symbol already on your websites – http://axemclion.github.com/rupee

  • Chitesh

    How can i use the rupee foradian font with Facebook

 
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