Like other currency symbol, Indian government also announced Indian Rupee Symbol (₹) long time ago. But the problem with that symbol is, we don’t have that symbol on our older version keyboard. If you want to write Indian rupee symbol on any document by using your old keyboard, then here is a solution for it.
I previously written guide here on this blog. But that article is too old, and the resource which I have linked is no longer available. So I thought I could write once again here with most updated information.
All the latest version of the keyword are now coming with Rupee symbol on it. If you are still using an old version keyboard, then you won’t find the Indian currency symbol on it. For that issue, we have a solution for it. Currently we have 2 solutions, I will explain all those here.
1. Adding Indian Rupee Symbol to Old Keyboards or Operating System.
2. Installing Indian Rupee Font Symbol on our PC.
1. Adding Indian Rupee Symbol to Old Keyboards or Operating System
We can add rupee symbol to our keyboards. Many users are still not aware of this method. In this method what we are going to do is, we’ll install a small update which is released by Microsoft to support rupee symbol on our old keyboard which don’t have rupee symbol on it.
This update support Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2. This update adds support for the new currency symbol for the Indian Rupee.
To install this update, first you need to validate your windows operating system for Genuine version. If your windows OS is not a genuine, then you cannot download this software from Microsoft website. I guess you can also download this update on some other websites as well.
I recommend this method compared to the second method i.e, by installing Rupee Font method. Because, this method is much more convenient than writing rupee symbol by font method.
Here is the step by step instruction to write rupee symbol with Keyboard or software method.
1. To add rupee symbol to your old keyboard, first install kb 2496898 update which is released by Microsoft.
2. Once you install that update, now change the Keyboard to Indian Keyboard in settings. If you don’t know how to change, then watch the below video guide.
3. After changing input language or Keyboard to Indian version, now we can type rupee symbol on our old keyboard. To type rupee symbol press Right Alt Key+ Number 4 button (which contains $ sign) on your Keyboard.
From now onwards you can type rupee symbol wherever you want by pressing Right Alt key with Num 4 Key on any of your keyboard.
For Windows 8 Users:
If you are using windows 8 operating system, then your operating system comes with this update. So you don’t need to download any software or drivers to type Rupee symbol on your keyboard. All you need to do is, just Press Right Alt Key+4 button (Which contains $ symbol on it).
Know This: Many user thought that buying new keyboards which supports or have Rupee Symbol on it is a way to write rupee symbol. No, this is not true. Even Keyboard may have Rupee symbol on it, but without having supported update/software on your Operating System you cannot able to write rupee symbol by using your new keyboard.
2. Writing Rupee Symbol by using Rupee Font:
If you cannot able to download that update for any reason, then you follow this guide. In this method what we are going to do is, we first install Rupee Font on our computer to type Rupee Symbol.
I don’t recommend this method. Because, for typing rupee symbol, first you need to change the font to rupee font, then you need type rupee symbol and again you have to switch back to regular font to continue working. This method involves a lot of work compared to 1st method.
To write Rupee symbol with font method, follow the below steps.
2. To install Rupee font, just double click on the font that you have downloaded and click on Install button to install it.
3. After installing the font, open any application that you want to write Rupee symbol. For example, if I want to write rupee currency symbol on Notepad, then open Notepad application and go to Format >> Font… >> here you search for Rupee Foradian font select that and click Ok button.
Now press Tilde Key (~) on your keyboard to type Rupee Symbol. After typing Rupee symbol, again switch to regular font.
The same procedure follows for all other application. If you have any doubt regarding this, then leave a comment below I will replay.