I saw this news article in today’s Times of India and was surprised to see such an article in a national daily. This company Foradian Technologies is mis-leading people by coming up with a font for the new Rupee Symbol. They have designed a font that can represent the symbol (`) as the Rupee symbol. That’s not how a currency symbol should be represented. It should be a Unicode symbol and should get approved by Unicode Consortium first. Dollar ($), Euro (€), Yen (¥), Pound (£) are all Unicode characters and not just fonts. This company – Foradian Technologies – is simply trying to gain some mileage of this hype created around the new Rupee Symbol. This is just a marketing gimmick to get the company in lime-light.
It is getting worse day by day. More and more people companies are coming up with new fonts every hour. Please refrain from using this font from such companies/people.
Actually there is already a Unicode symbol for INR registered. The Unicode for this symbol is U+20A8. Probably we need to replace this existing symbol with the new one. That would be the best way to introduce our new rupee symbol and it will also make sure that existing documents which are using the old symbol will automatically upgraded to the new one.
Let’s do it the right way.