News Rupee Symbol has finally been announced – Here is how it looks like
Its not bad, but personally I think it could have been better – However, the new rupee symbol has been announced and is now waiting the Cabinet nod.
The selection process for the new rupee symbol has been shoddy to say the least – Check out the shocking story on How the Rupee symbol was finalized. But, that is done for now. The verdict on the Rupee symbol is out and the above inscribed symbol is almost on its way to be globalised as a symbol of Indian currency.
The above symbol is one of the 5 symbols short listed from the design competition organized by the government with the prize money of Rs. 2.5 lakhs. The selected symbol, which was submitted by IIT post-graduate D Udaya Kumar, would now await Union Cabinet’s nod for the numerical representation of the Indian Rupee to be the official symbol of the nation’s currency.
The new rupee symbol partially resembles the Devanagri ‘Ra’ and Roman capital ‘R’ without the stem coupled with two parallel lines – in line with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s vision for a symbol which reflects and captures Indian ethos and culture.
It is said that the Ministry had made provisionary condition for the competition that the symbol designs should be applicable to the standard keyboard. On this, I’m still not sure as to how can the above symbol be typed through a keyboard? What combinations on the keyboard can be used to arrive at the new symbol on screen? This is a very crucial aspect from the perspective of reporting and journalism and should be addressed promptly.
If any of our readers have any idea as to how can this symbol be applicable on a keyboard, please let me know.