The Indian rupee symbol ‘₹‘ was officially adopted in 2010 and is derived from the Devanagari consonant “र” (ra).
Windows operation system is installed with either default English (US) Keyboard or English (UK) Keyboard. To insert Indian Rupee symbol, you need to add English (India) Keyboard.
In this article, we will cover how Indian Rupee symbol can be added to any document by adding English (India) Keyboard. Lets see first:
How to add English (India) Keyboard?
Note: The steps shown below is for Windows 10, however its more or less same on Windows 7 or Windows 8.
- Go to ‘Control Panel’ and locate language settings. For Windows 10, Right click on the ‘Windows’ button and then select “Control Panel”.
2) In Control Panel menu, Select and open ‘Clock, Language, and Region’ option.
3) Now in ‘Clock, Language, and Region’ menu, Choose ‘Add a language’ in ‘Language’ option as shown by dot in the image below.
4) In ‘Language’ menu, You will see all the installed languages like ‘English (US) Keyboard’ OR ‘English (UK) Keyboard’ which you can remove if you wish. Now click ‘Add a language’ button as shown by dot below.
5) Now select ‘English’ Language, grouped with alphabet ‘E’. Double click and open it.
6) Select ‘English (India)’ language and then click ‘add’ as shown by dot.
7) New language is successfully added now, but you need to download it before you can use. Click ‘Options’ on right hand side as shown by dot and choose ‘Download and Install language pack’.
8) Wait till the installation gets done. Sit back and relax. When its over, you are all set.
9) Assuming every thing goes right with the installation, Now lets see:
How to use Indian Rupee Symbol in any document?
Consider a sample document, as shown below. To use Rupee Symbol at the end of the figure, select language option in the status bar, displayed near to Date and Time, click and choose ‘English (India)’ language.
10) Now press (‘Ctrl’ + ‘Alt’ + 4), and the Rupee symbol will be inserted at the cursor point.
Hope your job is done. Stay tuned to IngeniousIndeed.com for more tips, tricks and tweaks.