It’s been quite a while that the INR or Indian Rupee Currency Symbol was introduced. Earlier, there were some ad-hoc solutions released by a 3rd party – like a Rupee symbol Font was released, which had to be installed on the system to view the symbol.
Later Microsoft came up with an update for the same, enabling one to type it using the keyboard shortcut. This update, too, was released a long time back. But even now, many people ask about the official method for typing the INR symbol in Windows. Let us see how to type the INR symbol using the Keyboard shortcut for Windows 11/10/8/7.
Indian Rupee Currency Symbol download
First of all, get this update from Microsoft. Download the update based on your version of Windows. This update requires validation and will validate before downloading. This update is applicable for Windows 10 and older versions.
Using Indian Rupee Currency Symbol in Windows 11/10
To use the Rupee symbol, we will need to install English(India) in Windows 11/10. Make sure your account has enough permission to do this; else, you can always ask the admin user to do that for you.
In Windows 11
Open Settings and navigate to Time & Language, and click on Add a Language. It will open another window where you can search for any language. Find and Add English (India).
Once done, you can change the language by pressing Win + Spacebar and then select English(India )as the language. Make sure not to select English(India) (US) else it will not work. Then use Ctrl + Alt + 4, and it will print the Rupee sign on any text area.
Using this keyboard shortcut, you can then type it anywhere and in any application. This includes Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Gmail, or anywhere else. This also works any type of hardware keyboard.
In Windows 10/8/7
To do this, open Control Panel > Language > ‘Add a Language’ and then Group Languages By > Languages Name.
Scroll to English, double-click on English and select English (India) and click on Add button at the bottom.
After this, you’ll notice it is shown in the system tray.
While typing the symbol, select this English (India) / English (India) keyboard. You have to use the same keyboard shortcut shown for Windows 7, i.e., Ctrl+Alt+4. In Windows 10/8, I also noticed a similar behavior for some applications described above for Windows 7.
Microsoft releases update to add the Indian Rupee currency symbol to Windows
Microsoft has released an update to support the new currency symbol for the Indian Rupee in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
This update for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 adds support for the new currency symbol for the Indian Rupee. This update includes font support, locale changes, and keyboard support.
You will have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Download page: KB2496898.
Use the Keyboard Key for INR symbol
If your Keyboard offers a key you can use it too. It makes things easy!
Using Indian Rupee Currency Symbol in Windows 7
Install this update. The system will require a restart after the install. Once you have installed this, go to Control Panel > Region and Language > Keyboards and languages tab. Click on ‘Change Keyboards…’ and under the ‘General’ tab, click on ‘Add…’ and tick India under English (India ); you can also find this under English (United States) Keyboards.
Once done, you can see it listed under Installed Services. And also, you can see it in the system tray.
Now open the document where you want to type the symbol, be it the Word doc, notepad, or any other. From the system tray, select English (India). Now use the keys Ctrl+Alt+4 shortcut to type the symbol.
On some new keyboards, they have the Rupee symbol printed on the key, just like $. Else in earlier keyboards, look for the key which has $ & 4 on it. I noticed that I had to use the Ctrl+Alt keys present on the right side of the space bar in some applications. It, however, worked for both sides when using Word or Notepad. So this is how the Indian Rupee Currency Symbol is typed in Windows 7.
How can I type the Indian rupee symbol in Mobile?
Similar to Windows, you will need to install the English(India) language on your smartphone. Once installed, long press on the spacebar of the keyboard to change the language. As soon as you switch to English India, the dollar sign on the keyboard will be replaced with the Indian Rupee sign.
So the next time you want to type the Indian Rupee Currency Symbol, you know how to do it in Windows 11/10/8 and Windows 7.