We have a new symbol for Indian Rupee.
But as mentioned it would take time for us to start using and working with the symbol as there would be changes in software code etc.
Not really. Chaitanya of Foradian Technologies alerts me that it is possible immediately. They have designed a Rupee font which you can download on your system. By typing this ` (above tab on the left side of the keyboard) and use the Rupee font on the ` symbol, you get the Rupee symbol right away.
More details and methodology here.
I have tried it and it works. Thanks a ton Chaitanya for the information and to Foradia for developing this tool.
I realise this tool has been available for a while and many people already have it. I thought it has been out only recently. I just checked the date of the Foradia post and it was on 16 July 2010. So almost a week old by now.