The rupee sign “₨” is a currency sign used to represent the monetary unit of account in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mauritius, Seychelles, and formerly in India. It resembles, and is often written as, the Latin character sequence “Rs” or “Rs.”.
|In Unicode||U+20A8 ₨ RUPEE SIGN (HTML |
Sri Lankan rupee
|See also||U+09F3 ৳ BENGALI RUPEE SIGN (Bangladeshi taka) |
U+0BF9 ௹ TAMIL RUPEE SIGN (Sri Lankan rupee alternative sign)
|Different from||U+20B9 ₹ INDIAN RUPEE SIGN (HTML |
It is common to find a prefix before the digits denoting the rupee currency value written as “Re: 1” (for one unit), or “Rs. 140” (for more than one rupee).
On 15 July 2010, India introduced a new currency symbol, the Indian rupee sign, ₹. This sign is a combination of the Devanagari letter र (ra) and the Latin capital letter R without its vertical bar (similar to the R rotunda).
Rupee code points in Unicode
|Script||Symbol in Unicode||Unicode version|
|General||U+20A8 ₨ RUPEE SIGN||1.0|
|General||U+20B9 ₹ INDIAN RUPEE SIGN||6.0|
|Tamil||U+0BF9 ௹ TAMIL RUPEE SIGN. Compare ரூ rū, which is also used.||4.0|
|Gujarati||U+0AF1 ૱ GUJARATI RUPEE SIGN||4.0|
|Bengali||U+09F3 ৳ BENGALI RUPEE SIGN, synonym "Bangladeshi taka". Compare ট ( ṭô )||1.0|
|North Indic (pre-decimalisation)||U+A838 ꠸ NORTH INDIC RUPEE MARK
A rupee was divided into 16 anas (sing. ānā, pl. āne in Hindi), and an ana into 12 pies (Hindi pāī ). Fractions were written with vertical marks for quarters and horizontal marks for sixteenths (or, in the case of pies, twelfths). Rupees were written in normal digits, anas as fractions, and pies either as fractions or in a hybrid digit-fraction notation. The rupee mark was placed after the rupees and anas and before the pies.
For example, in English, 4 rupees 6 anas and 8 pies would be written "Rs. 4-6-8". (Note the three-part notation is similar to £pounds,shillings/pence in pre-decimal British currency.) The same quantity in Devanagari was written ४꠰꠴꠸꠱꠴ (41⁄42⁄16R2⁄42⁄12, the ४=4 here is Devanagari, the other symbols were all used across multiple northern scripts). There were intermediate quarter-ana (and in Marharashtra, quarter-rupee) currency units, so this could also be read "4 rupāyā 1 pavalī 2 ānā 2 paisā 2 pāī". 40 rupees would be just ४०꠸, without any fractional part.
|Eastern Nagari (Bangla and Asamiya) – pre-decimalisation||U+09F2 ৲ BENGALI RUPEE MARK ( ṭākā )
U+09F9 ৹ BENGALI CURRENCY DENOMINATOR SIXTEEN (16 ānā in one ṭākā )
U+09FB ৻ BENGALI GANDA MARK (20 gaṇḍā in one ānā )
The taka or ana mark was written after the numerals, for example: ৩৭৲ (37 taka); ১৫৷৶৹ (15 taka 7 ana, lit. "15 4+3⁄16"). (Note that the fraction numerator symbols are different from the regular numerals, there is no separator between taka and ana.) The ganda mark was written before the value, e.g. ৻৫ (lit. ganda 5), ৭৷৶৻৭ (7 taka 7 ana 7 ganda).
Rp is the standard abbreviation for the Indonesian rupiah.
- Version of Unicode standard where the symbol was first included.
- Also code 0x96 in TAM (Tamil Monolingual encoding), and code E106 in TACE16 (Tamil All Character Encoding).
- "…the syllable ரூ seen for rupee instead of (the already encoded) ௹."
- The shape at the end of the "tail" is an abbreviation mark that is also used in some other symbols. "In passing, one notes that some sources given a lesser known alternate glyph for rupee where the Tamil abbreviation mark is joined with the ரூ (rū, for rūpāy) below the base and not above (as currently shown in the code chart)."
- Chellappan, P. "TAM to Unicode conversion" (PDF). Retrieved 25 October 2019.
- P.W.C. Davidar (2010-06-23). "Standards Prescribed for 16-bit coding of Tamil Script" (PDF). Government of Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
- Sharma, Shriramana (2017-07-12). "Proposal to encode Tamil fractions and symbols" (PDF). pp. 14–15.
- "The Unicode Standard, Version 4.0. Delta code chart for Tamil" (PDF). 2003.
- Pandey, Anshuman (2009-10-07). "L2/09-331 Proposal to Deprecate Gujarati Rupee Sign" (PDF). Retrieved 25 October 2019.
- "The Unicode Standard, Version 4.0. Delta code chart for Gujarati" (PDF). 2003.
- "02117, Proposal summary form: Additional Characters for Indic Scripts" (PDF). 2002-03-21.
- Pandey, Anshuman (2007-05-21). "Proposal to Encode the Ganda Currency Mark for Bengali in the BMP of the UCS" (PDF).
- Pandey, Anshuman (2007-05-15). "Proposal to Encode North Indian Accounting Signs in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646" (PDF).