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The Method to Type The Indian Rupee (₹) Symbol from Keyboard

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INR or the Indian Rupee Currency Symbol was introduced quite a while back. Earlier an Indian Rupee symbol Font was released which needed to be installed on the system but later on Microsoft came up with an update for the same, enabling the user to type it using the keyboard shortcut. The update has been quite old now but even then, people do not know the right method to type for typing the INR symbol in Windows. Though you can find the rupee symbol on keyboards which are newly manufactured but not on all. Given below is the method to type the INR symbol using the Keyboard shortcut for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Firstly, get the update from Microsoft. Download the update on the basis of your version of Windows. The update requires validation.

Using Indian Rupee Currency Symbol in Windows 7

Install the update after which the system will require a restart. Once the update has been installed, go to Control Panel > Region and Language > Keyboards and Languages tab. Now click on ‘Change Keyboards’ and under ‘General’ tab, click on ‘Add’ and select India under English (India).  It can also be found under English (United States) Keyboards.

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Once you are done, you can see it listed under Installed Services. It will also be visible in the System Tray.

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Now if you want to type the rupee symbol in the word, open the word document. From the system tray, click on English(India). Now using the keys Ctrl+Alt+4 can let you type rupee symbol from the keyboard.

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Using Indian Rupee Currency Symbol in Windows 8/10

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First of all, open Control Panel > Language > ‘Add a Language’ and then Group Languages By > Languages Name> Scroll down to English, double-click on English and choose English (India) and click on Add button present at the bottom.

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Now you can notice it is shown in the system tray.

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When you type the symbol, select the English (India) keyboard. Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+4. You will be able to type the rupee symbol text.

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