The New Rupee
There’s a new Rupee coming to town.
Or, at least, to your computer keyboard.
Noted Indian tech blogger Amit Agarwal pointed out in this post recently that the Indian Rupee will soon have a unique sign that will be recognized around the globe, much like the U.S. dollar or the British pound.
According to Agarwal’s post, the Indian government shortlisted five designs following a crowd-sourcing contest to choose the new Rupee symbol.
You can see the five final designs below.
The Indian Finance Ministry initiated this competition in February 2009, and it’s believed that these new signs will be easy to write and were designed to appeal to both the India and international communities.
I did a one person straw poll here at the IBM Bangalore office, and we vote for option 3.
You can get more backstory in the following clip from NDTV: