How to use Indian Rupee symbol in Keyboard

Published on June 20, 2015

At first, there are some third party software tools available for using Indian Rupee symbol. Later on Windows released an update for using Indian Rupee. Now let us see how to use Indian Rupee symbol in Keyboard in windows 7 and windows 8.


First of all get this update from Microsoft. Download the update based on your version of Windows. This update requires validation and will validate before downloading.

Using Indian Rupee Currency Symbol in Windows 7

To select the English (India) keyboard, follow these steps:

  1. In Control Panel, click Clock, Language, and Region, and then click Change keyboards or other input methods.
  2. On the Region and Language screen, click Change keyboard on the Keyboards and Languages tab.
  3. On the Text Services and Input Languages screen, click Add.
  4. On the Add Input Language screen select English (India), and then select the India keyboard checkbox.


Now open the document where you want to type the symbol, Word doc, notepad or any other. From the system tray, select English (India). Now use the keys Ctrl+Alt+4 shortcut to type the symbol. On some new keyboards, they have the Rupee symbol  on the key, just like $. In earlier keyboards, look for the key which has $ & 4 on it. It works for both sides(Right and left ctrl & alt buttons), when using in Word or Notepad.

Using Indian Rupee Currency Symbol in Windows 8

Windows 8 users have to add the English (India).  Go to Control Panel > Language > ‘Add a Language’ and then Group Languages By > Languages Name, Scroll to English, double-click on English and select English (India) and click on Add button at bottom.


While typing the symbol, just select English (India) keyboard from system tray. You have to use the same keyboard shortcut  which is used in Windows 7 ( Ctrl+Alt+4 ).

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