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How to write rupee symbol from keyboard

how to write rupee symbol from keyboard

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee_sign you can hold down the Alt key and press 8377 on the number pad (not the numbers at the top of your keyboard). Note the Wikipedia article also says:

On 18 May 2011, Microsoft released an update to Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems to include support for this new Indian rupee symbol. This update includes font support, locale changes, and keyboard support.[30] With the Windows update, it is now possible to use alt code text entry to obtain the Indian Rupee symbol - Alt 8377.

therefore you may need to make sure all the latest updates are applied to your version of Windows and Office via Windows Update (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/).

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Designed by Udaya Kumar (designer), it was presented to the public by the Government of India on 15 July 2010,[1] following its selection through an “open” competition among Indian residents. The symbol uses U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign Unicode character. Before its adoption, the most commonly used symbols for the rupee were Rs, Re or, if the text was in an Indian language, an appropriate abbreviation in that language. The new sign relates solely to the Indian rupee; other countries that use a rupee, such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal, still use the generic U+20A8 Rupee Sign character.

The design is based on the Devanagari letter "र" (ra) with a double horizontal line at the top.


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