Indian rupee gets its symbol : What is next

You might have already read it, Indian cabinet has approved symbol for Indian currency, Rupee.The new symbol, designed by Bombay IIT Mumbai post-graduate D Udaya Kumar.


What is next for this symbol : Indian government will request Unicode Consortium to allocate new character in unicode for this symbol.It will take six month to a year to get this character incorporated by consortium.Once Unicode consortium assign unicode character for the symbol. Software vendors(including Operating System vendors) will incorporate this symbol by providing a key combination to access it for input. Hardware vendors may map this character on keyboard for easy access.Printer manufacturer may have to tweak their embedded software to recognize this symbol and Optical character recognition software  may have to take care of this symbol as well.

So, we can hope that after a year or two this symbol will be ready for prime time.

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