Indian government has finally announced a new official symbol for Indian currency "Rupee" which looks as following:
The problem is that you can't type and use this new symbol as no ASCII code has been assigned to the new symbol yet.
So what to do? How to use this new symbol in your documents?
The solution is very simple. A special font "Rupee Foradian" is available for download which allows you to easily type the Rupee symbol using keyboard.
Following are simple steps to follow:
1. Download the required font using following link:
2. Extract the file using 7-Zip or WinRAR and run the installer's EXE file which will automatically install the font in your system.
Alternatively you can copy the font's TTF file to your Fonts directory.
3. Now open your desired application like MS Word to type the Rupee symbol. Select "Rupee Foradian" font from the font list:
4. That's it. Now you just need to press "Tild" (~) key which is placed just before the "1" key or above the "Tab" key and it'll insert the Rupee symbol in your document:
Thanks to our reader "Abhilash" for sharing the font...