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

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Jul 20 2010 - 05:30:31 CDT

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    On 20 Jul 2010, at 10:57, Siji Sunny wrote:

    > On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 3:37 AM, Michael Everson <> wrote:
    > So you're saying they'd be better off just putting it at U+20B9? :-)
    > With reference to the unicode Currency Chart, 4 Rupee Sign already been there, they are
    > 20A8 Rs RUPEE SIGN
    > 09F3 ৳ bengali rupee sign
    > 0AF1 ૱ gujarati rupee sign
    > 0BF9 ௹ tamil rupee sign
    > Now as per Govt. Of India rupee sign has been standardised,

    They devised a new character.

    > So what will happens to the above mentioned glyphs and their unicode values?

    Nothing. They will stay the same.

    > Why can't use any of the unicode value for the new rupee sign?

    Because it has a decomposition to Latin R plus Latin s.

    Michael Everson *

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