Information about the New Indian Rupee Symbol. Also an image showing the new symbol of Indian Currency.

Symbol of Indian Currency

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The Indian Rupee is all set to join the group of elite currencies like the US dollar, euro, British pound and Japanese yen in having a distinct identity. The Indian Rupee is all set to have its own unique symbol. The cabinet approved the new Rupee symbol which was designed by Bombay D Udaya Kumar, an IIT post-graduate. The Rupee symbol is a blend of the Devanagri 'Ra' and Roman 'R' without the stem and two parallel lines running at the top. The parallel lines symbolise the equal to sign.

Indian Rupee Symbol

Indian Rupee Symbol

Indian Rupee in Unicode Font

Within 3 months of announcement of the new symbol for Indian Rupee, the unicode consortium has announced that the Unicode Version 6.0 will include the character representing the Indian Rupee Symbol. This makes it possible to use the Rupee Symbol just like using $ or Ä once computers and mobile phones are updated with the new version of Unicode font.

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