Indian Rupee Symbol Download
Rupee Symbol Typing Tool from TDIL
With the efforts of Government of India, Unicode Consortium and ISO, within three months of selection the new Indian Rupee Symbol has been incorporated as UNICODE standard. In a press release on 11th October, 2010 Unicode Consortium announced that the Indian Rupee symbol has been made a part of the official Unicode standard and the same is available at code point U+20B9 in the currency Symbols block of Unicode version 6.0. Regarding the placement of Rupee Sign on the keyboard, consensus has been arrived among the stakeholders to use combination of 'AltGr' and numeral '4' for typing the sign.
TDIL Data Center has released a tool to type the Rupees symbol along with updated "Sakal Bharati" font. Sakal Bharati is a Unicode based Open Type font which includes 11 scripts in one font i.e. Assamese, Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Kannada Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil and Urdu. It has used Mono thick (Equal thickness of horizontal stems and vertical stem) glyphs for all scripts. This tool enables you to type the Rupees symbol in your documents using ALT + GR + 4 combinations on QWERTY keyboard. After Installation of the tool, "Sakal Bharati" font gets installed on the machine.
Instructions for installing Indian Rupee symbol typing tool
Login on tdil-dc.in (External website that opens in a new window) and download the Rupee symbol typing tool from the download section.
Extract/Unzip the tool and install it. After installation, the Rupee symbol typing tool icon will appear on the desktop.
How to type Rupees Symbol using the above tool
- Open the application where you want to type this Rupees symbol.
- Select "Sakal Bharati" or any other Unicode font having the Rupees symbol.
- Open the Rupee symbol typing tool (By double clicking on its icon on the Desktop)
- Press ALT (Placed on the Right hand side of the keyboard) + 4.
Microsoft patch for typing Rupee Symbol
Microsoft has also released an update to support the new currency symbol for the Indian Rupee in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2. And it is available on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2496898 (External website that opens in a new window).
The steps to enable the use of the Microsoft patch for typing Rupee symbol are as follows:
- Go to Control Panel
- Go to Region and language tab
- Under "English-India" add "India" keyboard. (Same as English (United State) and US Keyboard)
- Open any editor, select "English-India" and type Rupee symbol using AltGr (Right-Alt)+4.
Similarly, RedHat has also released a package which is available on https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2011-0203.html (External website that opens in a new window).
Source: National Portal Content Management Team