The Indian rupee now has its own snazzy sign

Friday, July 16, 2010

It looks like this:

That resembles both a Devanagari and an English R with the left side removed and two horizontal lines added.

For more on the symbol, see here and here. The man who designed it will be paid just 250,000 rupees ($5,363), but is also receiving worldwide fame and will have a name in the history books.

My first encounter with the rupee, of course, was back in the early 1980s:

Edit: here's a video on the new symbol too.

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