Re: Indian Rupee Sign (U+20B9) proposal

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Jul 18 2010 - 16:38:30 CDT

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    Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

    > Grave avoids the need for a special keyboard solution.

    Since the focus in those blog posts was on making this work in Microsoft
    Word, someone else already had a better idea: define an AutoCorrect
    macro that converts "Rs" (capitalized thusly) to the new symbol, which
    could be encoded anywhere. Presumably other modern word processors have
    similar macro capabilities.

    The symbol was just invented a matter of weeks ago, just blessed by the
    Indian government a matter of days ago, and there is no particular
    indication as yet that UTC or WG2 plan to reject the proposal to encode
    it, or that font vendors plan to drag their feet adding it to fonts. Is
    this frenzied, hackish solution really necessary? People used <20A8> or
    <0052 0073> for decades and the world did not end.

    Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA |
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