Mangalore based Foradian Technologies Pvt Ltd has created a font called Rupee_Foradian. Users can download the new symbol from their website for free.
The company created a vector image of the new rupee sign and mapped the 'grave accent' symbol, the key just above the tab button on the keyboard, with it. This keystroke was chosen because most users and programmers don't use it.
The users can watch a video showing how easy it is to use the symbol in Youtube.
"It was something of an amusement to us in this era of technological advancement that the government of India said it would take more than a year for the symbol to become commercially available. We thought of doing something about it," said Unni Koroth, CEO Foradian Technologies Pvt Ltd.