Re: RIP standards - the new Indian Rupee sign on mobile handsets.

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Aug 15 2010 - 14:31:55 CDT

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    On 15 Aug 2010, at 18:55, Doug Ewell wrote:

    > Just wait for the darned character to be assigned.

    The UTC has assigned a code point to it. U+20B9.

    I have reported this to some of the Indian developers. One wrote up the report on his blog at

    > The article didn't say, and my assumption was that they had repurposed an ordinary assigned character, like the groundbreaking and innovative font developer who proudly repurposed U+0060.

    That same intrepid developer asked me to develop a font which had the character at the position U+20B9.


    This was released in time to celebrate India's Independence Day. The developer interviewed me, and I trust I have explained the standardization process well enough to him and his readers.

    Most characters are not candidates for such early implementation. Like the EURO SIGN, the INDIAN RUPEE SIGN is not one of them.

    Michael Everson *

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