Mangalore based Foradian Technologies Pvt Ltd has created a new font Rupee_Foradian. This way one can download the all new rupee symbol on to the computer for free, according to a report on OneIndia News website.
The Rupee font can be downloaded from Foradian blog at http://blog.foradian.com.
The report says that the company created a vector image of the new rupee sign and mapped the 'grave accent' symbol, the key just above the tab button on the keyboard, with it. This keystroke was chosen because most users and programmers don't use it.
The users can watch a video showing how easy it is to use the symbol in Youtube, report said.
"It was something of an amusement to us in this era of technological advancement that the government of India said it would take more than a year for the symbol to become commercially available. We thought of doing something about it," said Unni Koroth, CEO Foradian Technologies Pvt Ltd.