Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Indian Rupee Symbol


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I honestly don’t see the point in having a symbol for the currency, but then – I don’t see the point for a lot of things.

In my opinion, the symbol is sad. Regardless of how the genius who created the symbol wants to explain it - I think it’s pathetic made up just for the fuck of it and a bastardised version of the Euro symbol. In all likelihood, the guy was fooling around with the Euro symbol when he came up with THIS.

Read somewhere in the explanation that the guy is depicting the tricolour in the symbol… err – I honestly don’t see it.

What was even more laughable was when there were reports that it would take anything from a year to two years to actually be able to use the symbol on computers. This coming from a country that keeps on harping that they are the brains behind most of the worlds biggest Computer (hardware/software) companies!! HAA!!! – Shine on India… Shine on.

Well, for those of you who would like to start using the ‘SYMBOL’ right away, here is how you do it:


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.

You can download the Font files (for the Rupee Symbol) from the same site.

5 Opinions:

Agnel said...

This link shares some insight into the selection process.. a bit shocking I'd say.

L o r d R a j said...


Hota hai... chalta hai, India hai.

I believe Anand Raj Anand said it best
[sh]it happens only in india...

Elegant Chic said...

Yup copy of the Euro symbol!
I first found it cool, but seeing it with the figures, I don't like it now! :D

ROFL @ [Sh]it happens only in India!!! :D

L o r d R a j said...

@Elegant Chic - In my opinion.. it's lame!

I mean.. the Slash / strike through in the symbol is NOT EVEN CENTRED! (like the Euro or the Dollar symbols).

And what really confuses me is - there really wasn't a need for a symbol anyways!

Don't know what to say.

Elegant Chic said...

There were other pretty symbols too!!