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How To Type Rupee Symbol (2020)

Edited By Piyush Kashyap, Reviewed By Gulshan

Rupee symbol or you can say the official Indian Rupee currency symbol was released in 2010. Ever since then, office softwares have included the symbol in their language pack.

People even now face a problem finding how to type rupee symbol when using any office software. So how can one type the rupee symbol when writing a document? Let’s discuss some methods to help you type the rupee symbol. 

Before getting started, you should make sure that you are using the updated version of Microsoft Office and Windows.

It would be better to use Windows 10 with the latest office edition not to have a problem when using the short code. 

How To Type Rupee Symbol

However, the symbol was sent with the update after the confirmation with Windows 7 and the previous version of Microsoft Office, i.e., Office 2007. Microsoft started including the symbol prebuilt with its Office 2010 edition.

So before you get started, make sure you are using the latest version of the software and operating system.

Setting Your Windows Keyboard Language

First of all, you will have to set your Windows keyboard language to English India. To set the language to English India in Windows 7, you will have to search for the region and language option in settings.

Click on the start icon on your taskbar or press the start key on your keyboard and type in region and language. Click on the option that appears and then head to the keyboard language tab. Under this tab, you will be asked to switch the language.

Change your current language to English India and save the changes. 

If you are using Windows 10 computer, then on the start menu search for language settings. Then you will see an option stating preferred language. From there, add English India as your preferred language, and you are good to go. 

Using A Keyboard With Rupee Symbol

There are many keyboards available with the rupee symbol, but they require you to download the drivers of the keyboard to enable using the rupee symbol on your keyboard.

One of the easiest ways to use a rupee symbol when typing a document is to have a keyboard with a rupee symbol. If you already have the symbol on your keyboard, then you can use that by pressing CTRL+ALT+₹ on your keyboard altogether.

But what if the keyboard you are using does not have a rupee symbol? How will you be able to type that rupee symbol on your document? Well, there are multiple ways of typing the rupee symbols.

How To Type Rupee Symbol

Typing Using The Keyboard Shortcut

You cannot only type the ₹ symbol with the help of your keyboard, but you can use shortcuts on your keyboard to use the rupee symbol. You can type the symbol by pressing CTRL+ALT+4 together.

The other keyboard shortcut for typing the rupee symbol is by typing 8377 on your Numpad with pressing left ALT key together. You can either use the Unicode shortcode with which you can also use the rupee symbol.

Unicode is an official symbol language that is used in the world of language. A Unicode is a set of codes given to a symbol or character. The Unicode character for the ₹ symbol is U+20B9. To type the rupee symbol while typing a document type 20B9 while you hold Alt+X on your keyboard.

Using The Character Map

Character maps in Windows allow you to have a quick view of all the characters and symbols present on the font you are using. Character maps can be used to type the character you want to insert in your document.

To get to the character map and use the key, you will first have to open the character map. To open the character map, go to the start menu, by pressing the start key on your keyboard or clicking the start icon.

Once the start menu opens up, type character map. Click on the application for it to open up. Once the character map application opens up, you will be able to find several available characters on your system by default, which can be used while typing a document.

When the character map opens up, click on the Advanced view option, and you will see more options loading. Besides the character set option, there will be a box stating go to Unicode.

The Unicode for the rupee symbol is 20B9, type the Unicode in that box, and you will be headed to the symbol’s position. Now click on that symbol, and down the list of all the symbols, there will be an option to select the character.

Click on ‘Select’ to select the character. After selecting the character, click on copy, and the symbol will be copied. You can now paste the symbol anywhere you want in your document. 

Copy The Symbol From The Internet

It is preferable that you only use the above methods for using the symbol, but if you find these shortcuts difficult to use, you can opt to go for this method. For copying the symbol from the internet, search for the symbol on Google or the search engine you are using.

Now you will see the Rupee symbol appearing on your screen, which can be copied. Copy the symbol and head to your document. Bring the cursor to the point where you want to paste it and click on paste. 


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Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

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