Thursday, July 15, 2010

Indian Rupee to get a new sign..

So finally the news has come and the symbol made public..

Indian Rs. is getting a symbol (as shown above) which is a mixture of Devnagari script's alphabet "Ra"(Devanagari script is the script in which most of the Indian languages like Sanskrit, Hindi, Bhojpuri, Marathi, Gujarati etc. are written)and Roman Script's alphabet "R"(Roman script is the script in which English, German etc are written).

The growing Indian economic conditions led it to have a symbol to differentiate the Indian Rupees from the currencies used by Pakistan (Pakistan Rupee), Nepal (Nepali Rupee), Sri-Lanka (Sri-Lankan Rupee) and Indonesia (Rupiah).

Now, Indian currency will join the selected few currencies of the world which are having their own symbol. After US Dollar, UK Pound, Japaneese Yen and EU's Euro, Indian Rupee will be the fifth currency to have this distinction.


  1. I actually like how it looks :)

    Oh, and the guy who came up with this will get an award of Rs 2.5 lakh. Very lucky!

  2. yes.. it looks good but 'am worried 'cuz i've become so used to writing "Rs" that it will take time to get entrenched in my mind :)

  3. Is everyone loves new Indian currency symbol? Do you like this new currency symbol? I hope you love!

  4. Hi Michelle.. welcome to "Anonymous Voice" !!

    As far as this new currency symbol is concerned.. since it was launched yesterday only hence i can't comment at present that whether the Indian populace is loving it or not.

    For me..i've no problems with the new symbol.


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