Microsoft’s Windows team today released an update which adds support for the new “rupee” Indian currency symbol for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
This update will allow users to input, view, print, and use the new symbol as the default symbol for data formatted as Indian currency, such as in Access fields, Excel cells, or the currency column in SharePoint lists.
- Updates following font families: Microsoft Sans Serif, Times New Roman, Arial, Segoe, and Tahoma.
- Updates 13 Indic local keyboards to input the rupee using the Ctrl+Shift+4. On the new English (India) keyboard, the AltGr+4 key combination will input the new symbol. More on adding or changing your input language.
- Updates locale information so that the new symbol is automatically used for items formatted as currency, such as in Access fields, Excel cells, or the currency column in SharePoint lists. More on changing the country or region settings.
If you don’t have a keyboard that supports the rupee symbol, you can insert the rupee currency symbol by using one of the following methods:
- Using Alt-X: Type 20B9, and then hold down the ALT key and press X. (Supported by OneNote, and Outlook WordMail, and Word.)
Important: Some Office programs, such as PowerPoint and InfoPath, cann’t convert Unicode codes to characters. If you need a Unicode character and are using one of the programs that doesn’t support Unicode characters, use Character Map to enter the character(s) that you need.
- Insert Symbol: Supported by Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook WordMail, PowerPoint, Publisher, SharePoint Designer, and Word:
- Click where you want to insert the symbol
- On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click Symbol
- Do one of the following:
- Click symbol that you want in the drop-down list
- If the symbol that you want to insert isn’t in the list, click More Symbols. In the Font box, click the font that you want, click the symbol that you want to insert, and then click Insert
- Note If you’re using an expanded font, such as Arial or Times New Roman, the Subset list appears. Use this list to choose from an extended list of language characters, including Greek and Russian (Cyrillic), if available.
- Click Close.
- Using Character Map — is a program built into Microsoft Windows enables you to view the characters that’re available in a selected font. Using Character Map, you can copy individual characters or a group of characters to the Clipboard and paste them into any program that can display them.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Character Map.
To select a character in the Character Map, click the character, click Select, click the right mouse button in your document where you want the character, and then click Paste.
You can find more information about the update at KB2496898.