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Friday, July 16, 2010

Rupee gets a new face



Yes  ! on 15th July 2010, Thursday; Indian Currency Rupee gets a new face, The Indian currency will now join an exclusive club of international currencies — the US dollar, the British pound, the Japanese yen and the euro — and  India is the 5th Country that have it's own symbol.


It was designed by an IIT post-graduate student, D. Udaya Kumar; it’s a half-R — or full, Devanagari “Ra” ( र) — with a couple of parallel horizontal lines at the top, one cutting the half-R’s upper curve. Yes, it was predictable given the parameters of the competition — which specified that it be based on the Devanagari “Ra” — and given, too, the tendency for currency symbols across the world to feature two parallel lines, apparently to convey a soothing impression of stability. But predictability, for something that is expected to be visible, usable, and easily adoptable by all of us, is hardly a fault.

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