Write Indian Rupee Symbol (₹) using Keyboard in Windows 8

Windows 8 has been here since quite sometime and even the next version i.e. Windows 8.1 is just around the corner as it gets ready to meet its RTM schedule. Windows 8 improves over the simplicity and effectiveness of the Windows Platform and hence it is now possible out of the box to write the Indian Currency Symbol directly using the Alt + 4 keyboard shortcut without the need of full Alt codes.

Configuring Writing Language to Enable Support for Rupee Symbol

With Windows 8, the process has become pretty straightforward. All you need to do is to enable the use of English (India) as the first writing language and then it will enable the support for writing the Unicode Indian Rupee symbol. To do so, follow the steps below

  1. Click on Start or Press the Windows logo key.
  2. Type Control Panel and hit enter.
  3. From the top right menu, Choose View by as Small Icons.
  4. Now click on Language.
  5. In the Change your language preferences menu, click on Options in front of the first language displayed on the list (in case there are multiple entries).
    language preferences win 8
  6. Click on Add an input method under the Input method heading.
    input methods
  7. Select/Click on English (India) and click on Add.
    Add Input Method
  8. Now click on Save in the Language Options page.
  9. That’s it. Now whenever you need to write the Indian currency symbol, click on the Language icon in the right of your taskbar and select English (India)
    Language Menu Taskbar

Writing the Indian Rupee Symbol

After configuring Windows language settings by following the steps above, you can easily write/insert the Indian Currency Symbol (₹) using the Alt Gr (Right Alt) + 4 (Dollar Symbol key). Just make sure that you’ve chosen English (India) as your writing language from the taskbar. Alternatively, you can set English (India) as your default writing language by following the steps below.

Setting a Default Writing Language in Windows 8

If you want to change your default Writing language to a different one than what your preset language pack brings, follow the steps below. You first need to have added the new language in your Input Languages list under the language of your choice (read above).

  1. Click on Start, type Control Panel and hit enter.
  2. In control panel, choose Language in the small icons view.
  3. Click on Advanced Settings in the right sidebar.
  4. Under the Override for default input language, choose the language you want to set as default for writing.
    advanced language settings win8
  5. Click on Save when done. That’s it.

Did this work for you or are you still having issues writing Indian Rupee symbol using your keyboard? Let us know using the comments section below.

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31 Responses to Write Indian Rupee Symbol (₹) using Keyboard in Windows 8

  1. Nita September 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Thanks. It worked for me.

    • Narender Singh September 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

      Glad that it was helpful 🙂

  2. I Ahmad December 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    Thnx now its working.

    • kesh July 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

      its not working for me

      • Narender Singh July 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

        Are you sure you are typing in the English (India) language?

  3. karunakaran December 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    thank u

  4. jams January 22, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

    thanks a lot its helpful

  5. ZAKIR February 20, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    Thanks for your kind information…… Well job.

    • Narender Singh February 20, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      You’re welcome buddy. Good to know that it was helpful.

  6. DV Sharma March 14, 2015 at 5:40 am #

    Thank You. It’s quite easy and working !

  7. P K Bagchi March 20, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    It is helpful. Thanks.

  8. Chandan April 15, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    Not working in lenevo z500 windows 8 in this way

  9. Ramkumar May 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    Its working, thanks

  10. Manish C August 7, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    Great! My new Win 8.1 laptop was already set to English (India), and the shortcut worked like a charm 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

  11. Sonu Makkar August 19, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    its working, thanks

  12. Reji August 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    Thank you very much buddy. 🙂

  13. Shashi Shankar October 4, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    Thank you so much

  14. Nitin October 14, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

    Its work…..

  15. Chitra November 18, 2015 at 10:52 am #

    Thanks so much, worked like a charm!

  16. Pradeep December 15, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    It works in windows 10

  17. Vijay January 21, 2016 at 7:25 pm #

    Thank You. It works….
    But it comes in Cambria Math font …? can’t change its appearance according to Font selected.
    for example if I select Times New Roman or Arial the appearance of Rupee symbol can’t change.
    Any Solution for this..

  18. Mahi February 9, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    On dot guidance. Worked well with no hassles. Than you!!

  19. krishna April 4, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    thanks for everything..

  20. praveen shukla May 11, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    aswum its works thankzzz a lot

  21. AgentSteve June 20, 2016 at 8:52 am #

    Thanks a ton.
    It helped

  22. jitesh August 3, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    thanku you

  23. vikas patel August 16, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    it is not working to me

    • Narender Singh August 16, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

      Have you selected English (India) as your writing language?

  24. Arun November 9, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

    Thank you very much for this. It has worked!!!

  25. Manukumar N M November 19, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    press right alt key+4(Numbers and special character keys)

    press control +shift+4

    you will get ₹ symbol

  26. Santhu January 10, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

    Am using window 8, i tried with the options suggested by you, but it didnt workout..

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