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Glyph for U+20B9
Source: Noto Sans

U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign

U+20B9 was added to Unicode in version 6.0 (2010). It belongs to the block U+20A0 to U+20CF Currency Symbols in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Currency Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as European Terminator and is not mirrored. In text U+20B9 behaves as Prefix Numeric regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The CLDR project labels this character “indian rupee” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: currency, rupee.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Indian rupee sign⟩ is the currency symbol for the Indian rupee (ISO 4217: INR), the official currency of India. Designed by D. Udaya Kumar, it was presented to the public by the Government of India on 15 July 2010, following its selection through an open competition among Indian residents. Before its adoption, the most commonly used symbols for the rupee were ⟨Rs⟩, ⟨Re⟩ or, in texts in Indian languages, an appropriate abbreviation in the language used.

The design is based on the Devanagari letter ⟨र⟩ (ra) with a double horizontal line at the top and the Latin capital letter ⟨R⟩ without its vertical bar.

Representations

System Representation
8377
UTF-8 E2 82 B9
UTF-16 20 B9
UTF-32 00 00 20 B9
URL-Quoted %E2%82%B9
HTML hex reference ₹
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ₹
AGL: Latin-4 uni20B9
AGL: Latin-5 uni20B9

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 6.0 (2010)
Unicode Name INDIAN RUPEE SIGN
Unicode 1 Name
Block Currency Symbols
General Category Currency Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category European Terminator
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
Case Folding Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Cased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Dash
Deprecated
Diacritic
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Emoji
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hyphen
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
IDSU 0
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
Ideographic
InCB None
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Radical
Sentence Break Other
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Prefix Numeric
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R