April 2, 2009

A Symbol survey

I came across this survey which was being done by the Economic Times to be submitted to the Ministry of Finance. The ministry wants a suggestion for an universal Rupee symbol, as $ represents USD.

What should INR be represented by? In fact I thought for a while, and I feel why not just a plain 'Rs.' as it has been for ages. Or has it nor been the norm?


  1. a symbol wud definitely look great. "Rs" cant be considered as symbol rite?

  2. USD is $ so Rs has to have a symbol, right?

  3. yeah, i read about it too. the challenge is, as sawan n biju mentioned, to come up with something that can be easily represented on the keyboard.
    Rs is an abbr., but we do not have a symbol.

    its actually also a contest, where a person or agency can sumbit their design or ideas for it!

  4. I am not too sure whether we need a symbol always. Why not keep it as 'Rs'

    There are many countries, who do not have a symbol. And they also print the abbreviation only on official documents.

    Eg: Price for a dozen eggs can be 25.00

    Why does it need to have a symbol? Its understood right? And where its required why not just plain 'Rs'

  5. Govt.of India , economic affair department ran a competetion to design a symbol for rupee like dollar have $ at its website

    here is my entery to the contest..
    My simplest yet worthy “peace of art” for Indian Rupee Symbol link..



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