Friday, October 28, 2011

Rupee Font : Download Rupee Symbol Font And Use!

As you know that the Indian government has announced official symbol for Indian currency, the Indian Rupee (INR  ). The problem with the rupee symbol is that the rupee symbol character is currently not unicoded and it may take more than 2 years to work it properly. Till then, there is a trick to get rupee symbol in your documents. Here is that:
Well, the trick is simple! You need to download and install a font, Rupee Font, and you will be able to use the new symbol.
How to install the Rupee symbol ?
1. Download the  attached font Rupee.ttf  .
download here
2. Install the font. (It is easy. Just copy the font and paste it in "Fonts" folder in control panel)
3. Start using it. :)

How to type the Rupee symbol ?

We mapped the grave acent symbol - ` (the key just above "tab" button in your keyboard) with the new Rupee symbol. Just select "Rupee" font from the drop down list of your fonts in your application and press the key just above your tab button. It will display our new rupee symbol. Try it.

The "Rupee.ttf" font is necessary to view the currency symbol. So as long as the new symbol is not encoded in to unicode font by default, we cant use the symbol universally.

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