July 18, 2010

Download Indian currency symbol Font

Recently government of India unveiled a new international symbol representing its currency, the rupee. The design was chosen in a competition won by a teacher Uday Kumar at one of the country's Indian Institutes of Technology. Uday Kumar's design was chosen from a shortlist of five and he was awarded around Rupees 2.5 lakhs (approximately£3,500) in prize money. The symbol is a blend of the Devanagari ‘ra’ and the Roman capital ‘R’ without the stem. The parallel lines at the top (with white space between them) make an allusion to the tricolor Indian flag and also depict an equality sign which symbolizes the nation's desire to reduce economic disparity. Foradian Tecnnologies has developed a font to help the computer users to type Indian currency symbol using computer key board. They have chosen the grave ascent key (a key just above the tab key in our key board) for typing the rupee symbol using key board. Font can be downloaded from Foradian Technologies website for free of cost. To download the font and to know about how to use instructions visit this link http://blog.foradian.com/.

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