RsThe Symbol for Indian currency was approved by the Union Cabinet on 15 July 2010.
This symbol was selected from among five shortlisted symbols and is designed by an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) postgraduate D. Udaya Kumar and since this date the quest of displaying this symbol started. Font incorporating the new symbol was launched same day by Foradian Technologies and is available for free Download.
The next bigger question was How to Display the New Symbol Rs. Online, recently my friend Aman Jain & Meher Ranjan have come up with Web Rupee an API which can do this trick for you here is an howto for the same
How to Use WebRupee API ?
1) Add a stylesheet link in the head section of your webpage:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://webrupee.com/font">
2) Add the following code enclosing your "Rs."
<span class="WebRupee">Rs.</span> 200
The above API works very well and have been tested by many, As of now this is THE solution to display the Symbol.
The idea behind Web Rupee is great, i would request Aman to allow us make copies of js and ttf on our own servers which would make things faster.
But the final solution would be UTF Character, Indian Government is proposing an Unicode Character U+0971 to be assigned to Rupee Symbol. However, getting the Unicode to be a standard Character set is sure to take some time (if at all it does). If that is done, you will be able to type Rupee symbol character as easily as a $ (US Dollar) symbol.