The Indian Rupee Symbol Encoded in Unicode Standard, Keyboards To Be Available By 2012
The Indian Rupee Symbol has been encoded in Unicode Standard, National Standard ISCII and you will be able to use it by pressing “Alt Gr” + “4” keys in future. As far as keyboard support for the Rupee symbol is concerned, it will be rolled out by January, 2012.
TDIL DataCenter has also release a tool to type Rupees Symbol along with updated “SakalBharati” 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 & Urdu. It has used Mono thick (Equal thickness of horizontal stems and vertical stem) glyphs for all scripts. This tool enables you to type Rupees Symbol in your documents using ALT + GR + 4 combinations on QWERTY keyboard ( “SakalBharati” font download link).
How to type Rupees Symbol using the above tool:
1. Open the application where you want to type this rupees symbol.
2. Select “SakalBharati” or any other Unicode font having Rupees Symbol.
3. Open the Rupee Symbol Typing tool ( By double clicking its icon on Desktop )
4. Press ALT (Placed on Right hand side of the keyboard) + 4.
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.