Indian Rupee Design

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Bhikkhu Pesala
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Indian Rupee Design

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:51 pm

The Indian Rupee sign has been added to Unicode Currency Symbols.
Indian Rupee.png
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I have edited CompositeData.xml to add a definition for it. If the character is mapped to hexadecimal codepoint 20B9 (decimal 8377) in your font, this code (in the Professional Edition only) will combine the initial elements for the design — Capital letter R, and two horizontal rules (underline characters) in the suggested vertical positions.

After completing composites, make the glyph simple and do some work with the knife tool to create the design as you like. Add the following code to CompositeData.xml in the right numeric sequence at the end of the Currency Symobls (make a backup copy first) and restart FontCreator.

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<Composite><!-- Indian Rupee -->
<GlyphMapping>8377</GlyphMapping>
<InheritAdvanceWidth>48</InheritAdvanceWidth>
	<Member id="1">
	<GlyphMapping>82</GlyphMapping>
	</Member>
	<Member id="2">
		<GlyphMapping>95</GlyphMapping>
	</Member>
	<Member id="3">
		<GlyphMapping>95</GlyphMapping>
	</Member>
	<AlignVertical>
		<Source>
			<Position>CapHeight</Position>
			<Offset>-25%</Offset>
		</Source>
		<Dest>
			<Member>2</Member>
			<Position>Middle</Position>
		</Dest>
	</AlignVertical>
	<AlignVertical>
		<Source>
			<Member>1</Member>
			<Position>Top</Position>
		</Source>
		<Dest>
			<Member>3</Member>
			<Position>Top</Position>
		</Dest>
	</AlignVertical>
	</Composite>
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Re: Indian Rupee Design

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:09 am

Thanks you Bhikkhu Pesala for making us aware of this new character! Needles to say we will add your suggested composite definition to CompositeData.xml with the next upcoming release.
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Re: Indian Rupee Design

Post by vanisaac » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:55 pm

One thing to note is that the sign is not actually based on Latin letter R. It is actually an amalgam of R and Devanagari Ra, so Bikkhu's character has some stylistic issues - the serif at the bottom of the bowl should be more pronounced, and probably be angled upward, reflecting that Ra is made with one stroke for the bowl, and another for the leg, rather than being a single, extended stroke. The leg stroke should, however, be the same weight as the bowl, reflecting Latin R.

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Re: Indian Rupee Design

Post by William » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:27 am

In the first post of the following thread, the thread being entitled "Unicode 6 is Coming Soon", Bhikkhu Pesala provides a link to a page of code charts for Unicode 6.0.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3220

That page of code charts is as follows.

http://www.unicode.org/Public/6.0.0/charts/versioned/

On that page there is a link, indicated as Currency Symbols, to the following pdf document.

http://www.unicode.org/Public/6.0.0/cha ... /U20A0.pdf

Within that document is the example glyph for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign.

Once Unicode 6.0 is officially launched, it might be that that pdf document will no longer be available, yet the symbol for U+20B9 Indian Rupee Sign should then be available in a by-that-time updated pdf document for Currency Symbols at the following place.

http://www.unicode.org/charts/

A link to the particular document is as follows.

http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U20A0.pdf

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