How can you type Rs. Indian rupee symbol from your existing keyboard keys? The new Indian rupee symbol is a hit, but many find usage difficult because there is no rupee keyboard key.
Right now you can download rupee font and use the symbol in your office documents easily. Webmasters can easily use rupee symbol online and add the rupee symbol to articles easily (like in this article). But what about having a direct keyboard key.
Type Rs. Indian Rupee Symbol
The Unicode Technical Committee has approved a code position for the Indian Rupee Symbol Rs., which means it will be available in modern keyboards soon and can be easily used across mobile phones and various web services. But till that happens, the amazing people at Foradian have a nice tutorial guiding you how to map the rupee symbol to a key in your keyboard.
- Download the Rupee Keyboard file (.zip) and extract the files
- Double click Rupee Installer.exe file and follow the instructions – now 4 new fonts will install to your computer with support for new rupee symbol in Unicode recommended code position
- Double click Keyboard Install.exe file – a new keyboard layout is installed in your computer. Right click on the task bar and select language bar from the toolbars menu > click on small keyboard icon and enable the Rupee Foradian Keyboard Layout
- Now you can use the grave accent key on the keyboard to type the rupee symbol by selecting the Rupee Foradian Standard fonts
Install Rupee Keyboard
Here is a step by step video about how they install the rupee keyboard.
If you set Rupee Foradian Standard as the default font in your browser, you can easily use the Rs. rupee symbol in any applications like gmail, twitter or facebook.