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, in Windows Server 2008, in Windows 7 and in 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.

But what do you do after you install the update? How do you actually use it in practice on your computer? How do you type the Indian Rupee symbol in your documents? What if the person you send document to does not have the Rupee font installed? How to preserve the Indian Rupee Font when sent to other users or computer ? Click here to learn more on this!

Things are different in Windows 8 and Windows 7 – check this Indian Currency Rupee Symbol link for more on this.

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