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By Source Michael Everson


contest to design a currency symbol for the rupee. On 2010-07-15 the winning design was announced. At the bottom of this page the winning designer, D. Udaya Kumar, is shown. His prize was R250,000 (€4200). As with the EURO SIGN, HRYVNIA SIGN, and TENGE SIGN, the encoding of the INDIAN RUPEE SIGN would seem to be a matter of some urgency. The shape of the currency sign has been specified as “an amalgam ” of the DEVANAGARI LETTER RA, and the LATIN CAPITAL LETTER R and it is likely that many fonts will take the Latin capital letter as the starting point for design, to harmonize with European digits and other currency signs. An example using a Timeslike font is given below, between the encoded RUPEE SIGN and an ordinary Rs. $ ¥ € ₨ Rs 1 A UCS codepoint assignment for this character is urgent. Already at least one font has been published which puts the character’s glyph at U+0060 GRAVE ACCENT. 2 A. Administrativ

Topics: 3. Proposed category (see section II, Character Categories) Category A
Year: 2010
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