Within three months of the announcement of the new symbol for the Indian Rupee, it has been officially made a part of the Unicode Standard.

For widespread usage, the new Rupee symbol had to be accepted by the Unicode Consortium's Unicode Technical Committee that is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Unicode Standard, including the Unicode Character Database.

The Unicode Consortium, on October 11, announced the newly finalised newly Unicode Version 6.0 that adds 2088 characters, with over 1000 new symbols, including that for the Indian Rupee.

Publish date: October 13, 2010 2:20 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:49 pm