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Currency Symbol forIndian RupeeDr. D. Udaya KumarAssistant ProfessorDepartment of DesignIndian Institute of Technology Guw...
Currency Symbol forIndian Rupee
• Devanagiri & Roman script                                          • Shiro Rekha (Uniqueness)                           ...
The symbol denotes letter ‘R’ from Rupiah in Devanagari script
The uniqueness of Shiro-rekha gives the symbol an Indian identity
The symbol also denotes part of letter ‘R’ from Rupee in Roman script
The horizontal lines represents the tricolor of our Indian flag
Equality sign symbolizes the relativity of economy and balanced economy
The symbol is designed in harmonious with other currency symbols
The unison design appeal to both Indian and foreign nationals
The use of existing letter simplifies the writing process across the globe
Familiarity, simplicity and less elements gives it a very high recall value
The symbol is simple to design and construct by any type designers
Minimal strokes makes it quick and easy to write
Opposite visual forces makes the design a stable and balanced
Design of Paisa can become a part of the symbol’s family
The symbol naturally blends with both Indian and Arabic numerals
The symbol naturally blends with both Indian and Arabic numerals
U+ 20A8                               Unicode for Indian currency                               symbol (Rupee)            ...
• Devanagiri & Roman script• Shiro Rekha (Uniqueness)• Indian flag (Tri color)• Equality sign• Harmonious with other  curr...
Country         Symbol       Script        DenominationIndia                        Devanagari    100 PaisaIndonesia      ...
A symbol should signify a meaningfulthought. Meaning to a symbol is likesoul to a body, without soul the bodyis nothing wi...
I am thankful to IDC, IIT Bombayfor the guidance and support.I also thank my parents and friendsfor their help and encoura...
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
Design of the indian rupee symbol
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Design of the indian rupee symbol

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Design of the indian rupee symbol

  1. 1. Currency Symbol forIndian RupeeDr. D. Udaya KumarAssistant ProfessorDepartment of DesignIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  2. 2. Currency Symbol forIndian Rupee
  3. 3. • Devanagiri & Roman script • Shiro Rekha (Uniqueness) • Indian flag (Tri color) • Equality sign • Harmonious with other currency symbols • Global and local appeal • Simplicity (High recall value) • Familiar and easy to read • Easy to write & design • Easy to adapt & implement • Blends with all numerals • Balanced and Stable • Unique & Dynamic designDesign concept of the symbol is based on Devanagari and Roman script
  4. 4. The symbol denotes letter ‘R’ from Rupiah in Devanagari script
  5. 5. The uniqueness of Shiro-rekha gives the symbol an Indian identity
  6. 6. The symbol also denotes part of letter ‘R’ from Rupee in Roman script
  7. 7. The horizontal lines represents the tricolor of our Indian flag
  8. 8. Equality sign symbolizes the relativity of economy and balanced economy
  9. 9. The symbol is designed in harmonious with other currency symbols
  10. 10. The unison design appeal to both Indian and foreign nationals
  11. 11. The use of existing letter simplifies the writing process across the globe
  12. 12. Familiarity, simplicity and less elements gives it a very high recall value
  13. 13. The symbol is simple to design and construct by any type designers
  14. 14. Minimal strokes makes it quick and easy to write
  15. 15. Opposite visual forces makes the design a stable and balanced
  16. 16. Design of Paisa can become a part of the symbol’s family
  17. 17. The symbol naturally blends with both Indian and Arabic numerals
  18. 18. The symbol naturally blends with both Indian and Arabic numerals
  19. 19. U+ 20A8 Unicode for Indian currency symbol (Rupee) U+0971 Proposed by Indian IT Department within the Unicode range of Devanagari scriptUnicode for the Rupee symbol
  20. 20. • Devanagiri & Roman script• Shiro Rekha (Uniqueness)• Indian flag (Tri color)• Equality sign• Harmonious with other currency symbols• Global and local appeal• Simplicity (High recall value)• Familiar and easy to read• Easy to write & design• Easy to adapt & implement• Blends with all numerals• Balanced and Stable• Unique & Dynamic design• Easy to reproduce at all sizes
  21. 21. Country Symbol Script DenominationIndia Devanagari 100 PaisaIndonesia Rp Indonesian 100 SenMauritius - Latin 100 CentsNepal - Devanagari 100 PaisaPakistan - Urdu 100 PaisaSeychelles - Latin 100 CentsSri Lanka - Sinhalese & 100 Cents TamilCountries which has Rupee as currency
  22. 22. A symbol should signify a meaningfulthought. Meaning to a symbol is likesoul to a body, without soul the bodyis nothing without deeper, sensibleand thought provoking meaning thesymbol is needless.This symbol truly symbolizes ourcountry, our tradition, ournations economy and itscurrency.
  23. 23. I am thankful to IDC, IIT Bombayfor the guidance and support.I also thank my parents and friendsfor their help and encouragement.Thank youwww.dudayakumar.com

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