India will soon get new currency Symbol similar to the $. Which can easily be typed. It is expected to be released in march of this year.
Very soon, the Indian Rupee too will get a distinct identity -- an identification symbolThe Indian government had announced a competition in March last year inviting creative designs from Indian residents to represent the rupee in a simple form.The finance ministry guidelines stated that the symbol should represent the historical and cultural ethos of the country. It should be applicable to a standard keyboard and has to be in the Indian national language script or a visual representation of it. The size of the final design should not be smaller than 232 square cm (36 sq inches).Five designs were short-listed from over 25,000 applications received from across the country. The short-listed candidates made a presentation on the design in December and the winning design is set to create history in March.The five selected designs are simple, easy to write and are designed to appeal to the Indian and international community. Some of these designs reflect the Devanagari script.The finalists are not allowed to reveal the details of their design till the results are declared, expected in March 2010.