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How to use the new Rupee Symbol in your documents

The new Rupee Symbol recently was released by the Reserve Bank of India and the Government of India. While the symbol may take upto two years to get included in the standard Unicode set of characters, many new fonts have already come up to help you use the symbol in documents. Already most publications have started using the symbol . So I am sure you too would like to use it in your documents too. Here's how to do that. Download the Rupee font from there: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B-T0rtWq-0cxNTVhZDgyODEtZDRhYS00N2ZjLTkzOTktODNhZGQzOTBhMTQy&hl=en Install the font on your computer by pasting it in the 'Fonts' folder (Controls Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Fonts) For text documents made using MS Word or OpenOffice, just select the 'Rupee' font and type the `~ key (The ` character is mapped to the Rupee symbol). Using the symbol in Excel shall require a different approach. Install the font as explained above On the cells you want to ent