A year ago Indian government announced a new symbol dedicated to represent the Indian Rupee (INR).At the beginning there were no solution for using the symbol on electronic means.And soon came some fonts that type the symbol on typing the rarely used charecter ( ` ).
I came across many websites and blogs that use a small 9×9 image of the new Rupee Symbol or the old representation (Rs.) and a very few using fonts.Many are still unaware that the Unicode decimal is now available for the Rupee Symbol.By using unicode the symbol is treated as a character.
Now the Symbol can be typed easily on most of the popular text editors with some key combinations and also can be used on webpages with the HTML code for the symbol.
The details of the Unicode symbol are as below…
|HTML Code Hexadecimal:
|HTML Code Decimal:
Typing the charecter on Text Editors:
Most of the text editors support the new Rupee symbol and can be typed with the key combination given below without use of any special fonts.
<Ctrl> + <Shift> + u20b9will yield you the new Rupee symbol.
- In some text editors
<Ctrl> + Vu20b9does the work.
Using on Web Pages:
To use the new rupee symbol on webpages include the HTML code decimal mentioned above ,for the unicode character in the code part.That is just merely including the code
₹ in any part of your HTML document will show the new Rupee symbol.
Hope this info would have been useful for you.Use this way to include the rupee symbol rather than silly expired methods like image icons and fonts.
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