Finally we have got our National rupee symbol, being an Indian we should know everything about this symbol, The Symbol is a creative design by IITian Udaya Kumar, after preparing lot of scratches he submitted this design. and The finance ministry had approved this design, also declared prize money of Rs 2.5 lakh for the finally selected design.
Design is based on the Tricolour and 'arithmetic equivalence'. The white space between the two horizontal lines gives the impression of the national flag with the Ashok Chakra, the two bold parallel lines stand for 'equals to', representing balance in the economy, both within and with other economies of the world.
Udaya Kumar says "It was a challenge to design the symbol for the rupee. I made sure that it is simple, easy for a common man to understand, write and recollect,"
The Rupee symbol gives the essence of India, we can show it in following way.
How will you type the new Rupee symbol?
Ministry says that government will try that the symbol is adopted within six months in the country and globally within 18 to 24 months.
The symbol will feature on computer key boards and software so that it can be printed and displayed in electronic and print. like the Dollar sign($).
If you want to type the symbol in your documents you can do it very simply.
- Download font by clicking here.
- Install the font. (It is easy. Just copy the font and paste it in "Fonts" folder in control panel).
- Start using it.
To type the Symbol type the grave acent symbol - ` (the key just above "tab" button in your keyboard) before typing it be sure you have selected the "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.