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How to type Indian Rupee Symbol in Text

As we all know that India has got a Symbol for Currency. Now we all have to use the new symbol but the symbol is not available on the keyboard. By doing a little work we can create a rupee symbol and we can use it in our word documents, excel spreadsheet etc.

Here are the steps

Click Start -> Run -> Type eudcedit.exe


Private character editor will get opened


Select the first empty code as shown above

Click OK


Click Edit menu -> Copy Character

Change the font by clicking on Font Button and set desired font (I selected Georgia).

Click OK


Select Letter ‘R’

Click OK


Modify the letter by using tool like pencil, rectangular selection etc


Now we can link this symbol to existing fonts

  1. File -> Font Links
  2. Click Link with all fonts
  3. Click OK

Using the Rupee Symbol into a text
The characters for private use are accessible via the "Character Map".

To insert Rupee Symbol into a text:

  1. Set the cursor to the correct position within your text.
  2. Click on "Start" -> "Programs" -> "Accessories" -> "System Tools" -> "Character Map"
  3. The Character map will display all private characters.
  4. Select the Rupee Symbol to insert and click on select.
  5. Click "Copy".
  6. Go back to your text and press Ctrl+V to insert the Symbol from the clipboard into the text.



This Symbol will work only on the machine, it was created, unless you save it into a separate font-file and distribute it together with your document.

That’s it.

  1. Gagan
    July 19, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    Its interesting.
    here is the link to download the font with Rupee symbol

    • mscoder
      July 19, 2010 at 12:51 AM

      Thanks gagan for sharing a link to download the font.

  2. K. Noronha
    August 11, 2010 at 6:06 PM


    Do you have any advice on how to adapt this for excel? i.e. how can I define this as a legitimate currency symbol in excel?

    Kimberly Noronha

  3. Rinka Nath
    September 15, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    I make the symbol as prescribed. But after that, I go to Start -> Programme -> Accessories -> System Tools. But after opening system tools there is no option of “Character Map”. Please tell me the right location of “Character Map”.

    • MSCoder
      September 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM

      You can open character map from run window too
      Click Start -> Run -> Just type “charmap.exe” and press Enter

  4. shailendra kumar
    September 29, 2010 at 12:46 PM


  5. Gaurav Kumar
    December 19, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Thanks a lot. Excellent Technique

  6. December 28, 2010 at 8:16 PM

    Oh man – I been looking to do this for ages! Thanks soo much :)

  7. February 12, 2011 at 9:05 AM


  8. July 5, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Ohh..!!! Thanks Man.. I thought I wuold have to get a new keyboard with this new symbol on it. Thank you so much. Information Technology Healthcare

  9. July 26, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    Nice Article, Thank you Very much

  10. Ananth
    October 15, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Great !!! Thanks a lot :)

  11. November 24, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    how to take printout through dos command this symbol within a notepad

  12. vivek anand
    December 13, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    really helpful

  13. Nezinai
    April 26, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    How to install my created symbols to another pc?

  14. snk
    May 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    I am not getting the All private charterer option in character map…. :(

  15. snk
    May 15, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    sucked..gr8 tutorial thanx a ton

  16. snk
    May 15, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Succeed.. gr8 tutorial.. thnx..

  17. December 5, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    woooooooooo … i got success… n learn to creat any new charector…. thanx a lot sir…. ….supb tutorial……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. rani
    November 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    i tried the all steps in the private code editor.but private character does not display in character map.please help me

  1. January 23, 2011 at 12:48 AM

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