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Indian Rupee gets a symbol

pauldmps

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source: Rupee gets a symbol, may take2 years for widespread use - Hindustan Times

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India finally got a symbol for the Rupee on Thursday, denoting the strength of its economy, and joined a select club of countries whose currencies have a unique identity. The cabinet approved the symbol - an amalgam of the Devnagiri 'Ra' and the Roman capital 'R' without the stem and two parallel lines running at the top. The parallel lines symbolise the equal to sign. "It denotes the robustness of the Indian economy," said Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, announcing the cabinet decision.

Rupee symbol poll invites mixed reaction on Twitter
economy," said Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, announcing the cabinet decision.
With the gaining of the symbol, the Indian rupee joins the club of US dollar, British pound, European euro and Japanese yen that currently have their own symbols.

The need for the symbol had become necessary because of the Indian economy's rapid growth, which has propelled it to become one of the largest economies of the world.
 

gagan007

Uhu, Not Gonna Happen!
we can't...it should first be included in some font...:)

BTW it feels good to hear that Indian economy is rolling fast...
 
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pauldmps

pauldmps

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Hopefully, Microsoft will release an update when the International unicode consortium's unicode technical committee approves the symbol.

Until then you could use the private character editor in the system tools section of Windows.
 

azzu

AJJU
Nice move :) by d government
btw : not so appealing design
nonetheless.. we have a symbol for our currency
 

Liverpool_fan

Sami Hyypiä, LFC legend
Linux users will get the font and unicode support for it before Windows users that's for sure :D

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Nice move :) by d government
btw : not so appealing design
It's based on the Hindi alphabet for "R" btw
 

azzu

AJJU
A competition was held for designing the symbol and They selected this symbol but
look at the others they are quite good to


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4th and 5th ones are quite good too
if only the government had arranged a online poll and let us select the Best design that wud have been really cool :D
 

gagan007

Uhu, Not Gonna Happen!
there was one...I voted too...forgot the link though...will post as soon as I am able to find the email containing it... ;)
 
It looks decent enough. Or atleast, its as unimpressively boring as the other currency symbols like the Dollar, Pound and Euro symbols. :lol:

Anyway, I seriously doubt we would use anything other than Rs. for a long long time to come.
 

Liverpool_fan

Sami Hyypiä, LFC legend
Testing it `10,00,000
Won't render for those who don't have ze font installed though. I hope when Indian government get a Unicode symbol, they don't replace ` or ~ key for make way for the new rupee symbol like this font has. `, ~ have very much importance for programming in Unix.
 
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vsrini40

Broken In
I have downloaded it in my system. Now it is available in my FONTS
folder. Can I make it prefixed, when I type any amount
in Indian Rupees. Any way?
 

ico

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Staff member
I have downloaded it in my system. Now it is available in my FONTS folder. Can I make it prefixed, when I type any amount in Indian Rupees. Any way?
Wait for it to be included in the next Unicode revision.

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Testing it `10,00,000sdffdfsdfsdfdfdfdfdfdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
Won't render for those who don't have ze font installed though. I hope when Indian government get a Unicode symbol, they don't replace ` or ~ key for make way for the new rupee symbol like this font has. `, ~ have very much importance for programming in Unix.
Hopefully we would follow what UK keyboard format does. Include a new key in our keyboard to compensate minor changes here and there.

We need our own keyboard format. Else it's a #fail.
 
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gagan007

Uhu, Not Gonna Happen!
well the symbol will be used worldwide to denote rupees whether it is included in keyboard or not... :)
 
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