A new symbol has been designed for Indian Currency “Rupee” and because only a handful of countries have a dedicated symbol for their currency, therefore this is a proud moment for India. India finalized its new currency symbol on 15 July 2010. This symbol is a blend of the Devanagari (Script used to write Hindi, Marathi, and Nepali) alphabet and roman alphabet ‘R‘ without the stem. Though this symbol will soon be seen on the standard keyboards but no official date has been given out by Goverment of India.
Now, all those eager to use this symbol in their official documents (and/or otherwise) can get his symbol to work on Microsoft Word. Foradian Technologies has come up with a font of the new Rupee symbol, installing which will allow you to use this symbol with Microsoft Word. To get this font on your computer, follow the steps as given below:
- Download font from Foradian Technologies.
- Install the font by double clicking it (press Install on the window that opens).
- Now open Microsoft Word and under “Font” options, you will see “Rupee Foradian“.
- Select it and press “`” button located on the top left side of the keyboard.
Enjoy the new rupee symbol and be a proud Indian!
NOTE: The location for “`” may slightly vary on your keyboard. However, the key is the same. And Mac users, IBM Lotus Notes users, Symphony users and Linux users refer to the steps given here to get this symbol for your pc!