After the Official Symbol for the Indian Rupee was finalized by the Union Cabinet, every one in the country were curious about “How to Type Indian Rupee Symbol in Computer using MS-Word?“. So i thought of sharing this small tutorial on writing INR Rupee Symbol using computer keyboard.
The symbol of Indian Rupee
doesn’t have a Unicode character and it can take from a few days to a year for the new symbol to get accepted by the Unicode Consortium’s Unicode Technical Committee that is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Unicode Standard, including the Unicode Character Database.
Update: All the latest Keyboards come with the Rupee Symbol included.
In case, you’re already having an old keyboard and don’t want to purchase a new one just for the sake of using the INR symbol, then you can follow the below tutorial.
How to Install Rupee Font on your Computer?
- Download the Rupee.tff file.
- Copy the file to C:\Windows\Fonts directory.(for Windows XP users).
- Right-click or double click on the downloaded font file and choose “Install” (for Windows 7/8/Vista users).
- Once the font is installed, you can use the Indian Rupee font in you text editor (MS Word, Notepad etc…) by using the tild (`) key of your keyboard.
NOTE: As all the computers are not having this font installed, It is advised not to use this font in your documents such as MS-Word and other applications. Because, when you open such a document on another computer the viewer will not be able to see the symbol as the font is not installed on his computer. The Rupee font is strictly for designing purposes.
Foradian Technologies has also released Vector, EPS, Photoshop and Illustrator files for the Rupee symbol which are free to use.
Also see: How to Display Rupee Symbol on Websites?
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