Friday, April 03, 2009

Vote for the Rupee Symbol

Just as the Dollar is universally denoted by $‚ the Indian government thinks the Rupee should also have its own unique symbol that captures a sense of India’s history and culture. At this link are 19 suggestions from the Economic Times (ET) of India's team of designers (two appear above). You can vote for the one you find best. ET will present all these symbols‚ along with the ET viewers’ preference‚ to the Ministry of Finance.

HT: Deepali Chandra


At 4/03/2009 4:23 PM, Blogger Steamboat Lion said...

I hope they check that whatever they are proposing is part of the Unicode character set, because, if not, no computer in the world will be able to generate the symbol...

At 4/03/2009 6:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As it is a new symbol I highly doubt that it will already be in the Unicode set. Unicode is designed to be highly extensible. It will take a few years for most fonts to incorporate the new symbol and for some fonts it may never happen.

At 4/03/2009 9:37 PM, Anonymous Turkish_Delight said...

Let's see, rupees are currently denoted by Rs. So what's the problem? India speaks English, the letter R is English, and English is a global language...but they want to pick some obscure squiggly half-R that's almost impossible to write in long hand much less find on a character map. Good luck with that!

At 4/07/2009 6:10 AM, Blogger Nicotene said...

I think it's a good idea to have a symbol that represents Rupee uniquely. Dollars, euros, pounds, yens all have their own unique symbols, so why not Rupee? It is not necessary for Unicode to already have the symbol, it can later accommodate one.

At 4/10/2009 3:42 PM, Blogger Harshit said...

I think its a very good suggestion to have a symbol for Indian Rupee. And as far as Unicode character set is concerned, it neednot be a character in Unicode as so Yen too doesn't have a Unicode character for its symbol... So no need to worry about that.


At 4/16/2009 1:16 AM, Anonymous Soumen Das said...

My symbol is in the link below:

You will find whatever, you suggested as part of it, and many more like Swastika symbol, King’s face used in ancient currencies, Ashok Chakra, Number 0, letters e.g, R,S,P,U,E,I etc. even र or रु, holy signs like sacred kalash and also the sign of stability along with its negotiation with foriegn currencies with the use of horizontal bar having two open arms facing upward & downward to keep up with market fluctuation and finally as a whole visual representation of an emperor with one sword facing upward in right hand to fight enemies and the other one in left hand facing downward to hole peace in his country but yet it is so simple!

At 4/25/2009 12:49 PM, OpenID mewool said...

Govt.of India , economic affair department ran a competetion to design a symbol for rupee like dollar have $ at its website

here is my entery to the contest..
My simplest yet worthy “peace of art” for Indian Rupee Symbol link..


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