Updated 20 January, 2020
This page lists characters in the following Unicode block and provides information about them.
This is not authoritative, peer-reviewed information – these are just notes I have gathered and copied from various places.
For further information related to scripts, see the Script links pages.
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U+20A8 RUPEE SIGN
Hindi, etc. ¤
There are also a number of script-specific rupee symbols encoded for historic usage by various scripts of India such as the following:u
Rupee is also the common name for a number of currencies for other countries of South Asia and of Indonesia, as well as several historic currencies. It is often abbreviated using Latin letters, or may be spelled out or abbreviated in the Arabic script, depending on local conventions.u
U+20AA NEW SHEQEL SIGN
Displayed to the left of the amount, with no separation or with a thin space, eg. ₪12,000. (Wikipedia says that this requires the sheqel sign to be typed after the amount, however, the opposite is the case for all major browsers.)wp
The denomination is generally expressed by the abbreviation ש״ח, meaning new sheqel, and standing for sheqel ẖadash.wp
U+20B9 INDIAN RUPEE SIGN
Hindi, etc. ¤
Introduced by the Government of India in 2010 as the official currency symbol for the Indian rupee (INR).u