Last summer, Indian Govt. announced the official symbol of India currency Rupee, to join an elite group of countries like US dollar, euro, which have a distinct symbol of currency.

The Rupee symbol design includes both Devnagiri ‘Ra’ and the Roman capital ‘R’ and has two parallel lines running at the top, which symbolize the equal to sign. The new Rupee symbol is already a part of Unicode version 6.0 and today Microsoft has released an update for Windows that adds support for the new currency symbol for the Indian Rupee. This update includes font support, locale changes, and keyboard support.
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Windows Vista

Windows Vista (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 (IA-64)

Windows 7

Windows 7 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 (IA-64)
How to type Indian Rupee symbol?
Change font to Rupee and press tilde (~) key below Esc button on keyboard.

– UPDATED 5/20/2011

4 responses to “Microsoft adds support for Indian Rupee Symbol”

  1. Alisa Avatar

    I have gone through the validation process and all and it takes me to this link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/genuine/about, but I can’t find the update to be downloaded for the rupee font!

    Can someone please help?

  2. Playboy Avatar

    What is the keyboard shortcut key after applying the patch.

    1. Admin Avatar

      Change font to Rupee and press tilde (~) key below Esc button on keyboard.

  3. Sumanta Avatar

    What is the keyboard shortcut key after applying the patch.

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