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Rupee symbol is finally official. Rupee joins the elite club of currencies which has own symbols.A five-member jury set up to finalize symbol for the rupee selected the design presented by IIT-ian D Udaya Kumar.
In a historic event the Union Cabinet approved the Rupee symbol.
Indian Rupee now joins US dollar, British pound-sterling, Euro and Japanese yen to have its own symbol.
As Jury said the rupee will retain its Indian character with an international flavor.Udaya Kumar's symbol is an amalgam of the Devanagari 'Ra' and the Roman capital 'R' without the stem.The symbol will be printed or embossed on currency notes and coins.
Media quoted Union broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni that the government will try that the symbol is adopted within six months in the country and globally within 18 to 24 months and also the symbol will feature on computer key boards and software so that it can be printed and displayed in electronic and print.
Udaya Kumar's entry was chosen from among 3,000 designs competing for the currency symbol and he will get an award of Rs 2.5 lakhs.


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  1. Anonymous // July 18, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

    Civilization is said to be the advancement in intellectual, cultural, and/or material development in human society, the extensive use of record-keeping for history and the appearance of complex political and social activities by the individual citizens. Instead of utilizing the available resources, an amalgam of the Devanagari 'Ra' and the Roman capital 'R' without the stem and some more merger is neither do any ease in communication nor civilization, but just a "something to do" in place of "Rs." or "INR". Symbols insist each individual to "write or draw with pen and ink". Before altering a system, its ease and common applicability had to be assessed.

  2. Anonymous // July 19, 2010 at 1:48 AM  

    But sir how can write this font in my twitter and facebook profile, please help!

  3. Joy // August 12, 2010 at 4:34 AM  

    Dear Amoymous of July 19, 2010 1:48 AM

    Keep a paience my boy... the symbol is just released on 15 th July and you asking to use it in evey way with in THREE days... Keep patience.

    You should know "every achievement needs some time". give a little time to this world... you can get help in every way.

    by the way I am giving you a LINK from where you can download the Rupee Font, and you can use it on WORD. But I am not sure you can use it in Twitter or Facebook, because I never used it.... you may take a chance ...

    Link: http://blog.foradian.com/rupee-font-version-30


    Take care
    Take care...

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