Thursday, March 24, 2011

Update to Support Indian Rupee Symbol in Windows 7/Vista/Server 2008

Microsoft has just issued an update for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 that adds support for the new currency symbol for the Indian Rupee. This includes font support, locale changes, and keyboard support.

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The currency symbol for Indian Rupee, you might recall, was announced on July last year and then incorporated in Unicode version 6 in October. Until now, the only way to type the Rupee symbol in text documents was to use the specially prepared font that was mapped to the rarely used (`) key found just below the Escape key in the common keyboard layout. The other means of obtaining the Rupee symbol was through Vector or PSD files.

These were just stopgap measures before proper Unicode symbol became available, which has happened now.

The update can be downloaded from the links below. Choose the download link depending on the operating system you are using.

Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 IA-64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 IA-64-bit

3 comments:

  1. how to use this sign in some writing cause i dnld and install the update as per given links but still hav no idea how to make use of this symbol

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  2. Type 20b9 and then press Alt+x.

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  3. You can press Ctrl+Alt+4

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