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Jul 19, 2010, 01.14 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Now, download and use the new Rupee symbol

The Govt may take 3 more months before it start using the New Rupee Symbol in official documents, including the currency note. But you don't have to wait that long.

Now, download and use the new Rupee symbol

The Govt may take over 6 more months before it start using the New Rupee Symbol - ` - in official documents, including the currency note.

But an internet engineering company based in India has developed the font - called Rupee Foradian and made it available for download on it's website .

The Union Cabinet on Thursday had approved the design, which includes both the Devnagiri 'Ra' and the Roman capital 'R' and has two parallel lines running at the top. The parallel lines symbolise the equal to sign.

The symbol selected is designed by an Indian Institute of Technology postgraduate D Udaya Kumar and was selected from among five short listed symbols. Kumar, who is with the Department of Design at IIT Guwahati, explained thatthe design is based on the Indian Tricolour.

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