Saturday, August 14, 2010

How to use New Rupee Symbol of India in Computers

Recently, after long wait the symbol for Indian Rupee was finalized. With this India has finally stepped in the list of privileged countries having the symbol for their currency and has made a remarkable history. However, as claimed by the Government of India that typing the Indian Rupee Symbol and its universal availability will not be possible for now and it would take more than a year for the symbol to become available worldwide.

Though for a while, you cannot have the Indian Rupee Symbol on your keyboards but still you can type it. Yes! To satisfy your curiosity, you can now do it using the Indian Rupee font. One of the Mangalore-based Foradian Technologies Pvt Ltd has newly created a font called “Rupee Foradian” which allows you to type the Indian Rupee symbol on the computer.

To get started using the Indian Rupee Symbol on your computer, you first need to download the Indian Rupee font from here. To install the font, go to the control panel and paste the downloaded font in the Fonts item of control panel. Once the font has been installed, you can press the “ ` ” key, the key located Above TAB to insert the Indian Rupee Symbol right in to your document files.

Nevertheless, this Indian Rupee font has given us a way to quick start using our New Rupee Symbol on the computer. However, to use the symbol universally we have to wait till it’s incorporated in the “Unicode Standard”.

To guide you on how to type Indian Rupee symbol on your computer, I have embedded some tutorials that will help you in installing the font and then guiding you how to type it on your computer after the installation. The Linux and Mac users can check this link for a detailed tutorial.

Download Indian Rupee Font


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