From Windows 7 Onwards, Microsoft has provided users to use their native language formats in Windows which included Indian Currency Symbol (₹) as well. In our earlier tutorial, we learned how to use Indian Currency Symbol i.e. Rupee (₹) in Windows 7 using standard keyboard stroke that does not require any additional fonts of programs. In the similar manner, in this tutorial we will learn how to configure the Indian Rupee Symbol in Windows 8.

Follow the step below to configure the same or you can also use our video tutorial to make the process more easier: Indian Currency Symbol in Windows 8

Related: Keyboard Shortcut to Use Indian Rupee Symbol in Windows 7
  • Go to the settings using the charms bar by placing your mouse at the right hand bottom corner of the screen
  • Click on Control Panel

Indian Currency Symbol in Windows 8

  • Now click on the “Language” option in the control panel

Indian Currency Symbol in Windows 8

  • Here you need to check out whether “English (India)” language is listed or not. If it is listed, make it 1st preference else click on the “Add a Language Button” at the top
  • When you click on “Add a Language Button” Go to English and double click it.

Indian Currency Symbol in Windows 8

  • Once you double click on the English option, the “Regional variants” screen will open which will contain English for India and other countries as well.
  • Select “English (India)” and click on “Add” button at the bottom.

Indian Currency Symbol in Windows 8

  • Make “English (India)” as your preferred language by moving it to the top of the list. To do so, select “English (India)” and click on “Move Up” button as shown below

Indian Currency Symbol in Windows 8

  • Click on options

Indian Currency Symbol in Windows 8

  • Check whether Windows is recommending to download further supportive options. If so, go ahead and download the same. Once downloaded and installed, Windows will ask you to either restart the system or to login again for the changes to take effect.
  • Once done, go again to the same screen to check whether it says “Enabled” or not as shown in the screen below

Indian Currency Symbol in Windows 8

  • Once it says “Enabled”, you are done.
  • Now exit all screen and open Microsoft Word or any other text editor
  • Before writing anything, go to bottom of your screen on the task bar and click on the “ENG” button (basically, it is the Language Selector which appears when multiple languages are selected in the control panel)

Indian Currency Symbol in Windows 8

  • Click on it and select “ENG India Keyboard”
  • Now you are ready to use the Indian Currency Symbol on Windows 8 platform. To use it, you need to press Alt key (right one) and press 4 (on the numeric keypad which contains the dollar symbol). Refer the image below:

Indian Currency Symbol in Windows 8

If you face any issues with that, you can drop a comment below and I would be happy to help.
Check out the video below for detailed explanation of the steps.