Type Indian Rupee Symbol in MS-Word Using Keyboard

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.
indian rupee symbol selected
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.

Rupee Symbol on Keyboard

How to Install Rupee Font on your Computer?

  1. Download the Rupee.tff file.
  2. Copy the file to C:\Windows\Fonts directory.(for Windows XP users).
  3. Right-click or double click on the downloaded font file and choose “Install” (for Windows 7/8/Vista users).
  4. 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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58 Comments to “Type Indian Rupee Symbol in MS-Word Using Keyboard”

  1. srikanth alwala says:

    Having symbol for our currency is great

  2. admin says:

    Its a good idea having an identification for the currency of India.

  3. VMRG Suresh says:

    Thank you. The font is working perfect.

  4. uneplesse says:

    just wanted to say that this site is realy great and Im Glad that i found it

    Thank you.

  5. Saurabh Shah says:

    Thanks for getting the rupee font to be operated on my system as well.

    Cheers for India…!!

  6. victor says:

    when will the indian rupee symbol reflect on the keyboards???

  7. admin says:

    Hi Victor, The latest version of keyboards will contain the indian rupee symbol starting 2011.

  8. Srikanth says:

    hey guys its time for indians to rock.
    It is very good idea for having a unique symbol for our currency.

  9. $h!va says:

    Thank you,,
    Its working good..

    1).After copy the “Rupee_Foradian.ttf” in Control Panel –> Fonts folder, we need to

    2). select font type –>Rupee_Foradian,

    3).Then press “Tab + Tilde (Tab~) OR “Windows + ~” OR just on Press Caps Lock then Press ‘~’…

    Then use Rupee key happily……..

  10. $h!v@ says:

    Indian rupee symbol is going to be used in computers lateron but with this method now the rupee symbol is going to be used worldwide. Aware the others so that rupee symbol is used maximum at the earliest.
    Be Proud.
    Being Indian

  11. Saravanan says:

    I am having Office 2010, its not working in my office, I have downloaded the font, installed in Windows 7, I am able to change the font to but not getting the symbol, I am getting the ~ or ` symbol only using shift / caps key. I tried with word pad also, the same problem.

  12. SATENDRA says:

    At last indian rupee got its identification word wide otherwise we were habitual to type out Rs. now i installed the new symbol in my ms word. a lot thanks to this site. hope other will also do it for recognization of rupee.

  13. IRFAN says:


  14. Shareef says:

    great India…………..

  15. Gopal says:

    I used the symbol but the problem is when u change the font globally during formatting, the symbol will also change. That means, it doesn’t support any other font. Any solution for this till we get fresh keyboard with the symbol.

  16. Harshul says:

    thanks a lot for the provision of rupee symbol font

  17. Hanish says:

    IS THERE ANY FIREFOX PLUGIN which displays dollars in INR(Indian Rupees)
    am sure there is one but do not know the name of the plugin…
    i read abt it in chip/digit magzine…

  18. Mohit says:

    How can we insert this font in our webpage? Can anybody help?

  19. Tushar Salunke says:


    I have successed fully insert new symbor for Rs.
    Thanks again.

  20. Ravi Kiran says:

    what a idea?

  21. Ankita says:

    it actually works………….thanks…………

  22. Abdul Samad Pathrathota says:

    India rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Gouri says:

    Thanks for the post. It’s simple but useful.

  24. $hiv kumar says:

    fond installed but it is not getting printed.

  25. Rohan says:

    Seriously India is a BANANA Republic – Even our New Rupee Symbol , truly symbolize Corruption”

    RTI Activist Exposed Rupee Symbol Design Scam :


  26. Josephine John says:

    Vrey useful

  27. Venessa Lech says:

    The catchy blog with the interesting posts. You give the very useful information that many people don’t know before. most of your contents are make me have more knowledge. it is very different. I was impressed with your website. Never be bored to visit your blog again. Have the nice day.Keep enjoyed your blogging.

  28. nexTicsinintY says:

    I have a question – can I post this topic?

  29. @nexTicsinintY: you can use it, but a link back to the original source would be appreciated.

  30. NeinnipseHego says:

    This turns the selection into a path.

  31. shefeLiaxhimi says:

    Make sure it’s the topmost layer in the Layers panel.

  32. shefeLiaxhimi says:

    However, this shadow not only falls on the outside of the photo but on the inside, as well.

  33. Ulhas says:

    Requirement of rupees symbol.

  34. Azaad Shaik says:

    Great Job..Indians are great.

  35. cardbaba says:

    great job!!! thank you for sharing!!!

  36. Ramaswamy says:

    will it work in notepad and for blog posting editors like blogger or wordpress?

  37. Radha Krishna says:

    no..it will not work on websites, for it to work, just follow the below article.


  38. markandey says:

    Thanks and great job India

  39. Abhijeet says:

    How do u uninstall this app ??

  40. Radha Krishna says:

    simply, go to the fonts folder and remove the rupee font. It will get uninstalled.

  41. Inspace says:

    Very Nice info, I will try this soon.. Anyway thanks for sharing.

    IT Consulting

  42. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the help. The font is installed & is now working fine.
    Jagrit Dashora, Udaipur.

  43. there is no need to download additional fonts if you are using Win 7 and above. kindly refer to the article below for more details


  44. Mohsin khan says:

    Amazing !
    it actually works………….thanks…………

  45. Vivek Moyal says:

    I have made the Photoshop rupee brush, pattern, shape you can download it from here


  46. Vivek Moyal says:

    Good article i will try it

  47. Anonymous says:

    Thanks $h!va its working……..

  48. Anonymous says:

    Thankss. Workingg.. Great Man!!!

  49. Josh says:

    Thanks for great info .. Really appreciated.

  50. Namrata Kalpande says:

    Thank you very much for the information. I installed rupee’s symbol in my font directory.

  51. Subhash says:

    It is great to have the symbol and it works… wow

  52. Hind Kumar says:

    i am really very happy to see the INR Symbol, but i am unable to type this symbole each computer, Laptop and Mobile phone must be create this symbol like $ USD symbol.

  53. Anil Kumar says:

    Dear, I have a question… As i thing this is compulsory to have rupee font at both sender and receiver end.. Is it true?

  54. Kishor Bhoyar says:

    To type INR symbol in MSWORD simply hold alt key and press 8377 from numeric key pad !

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