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1502151 - Indian Rupee (INR) symbol font support in Xcelsius


  • Is the Indian Rupee (INR) symbol font supported in Xcelsius?
  • How to use new Indian Rupee Symbol font in Xcelsius?
  • How to show Rupee symbol in Dashboard?
  • Rupee symbol font does not display in flash model.


  • Xcelsius 2008 Enterprise Service Pack 3
  • Internet Explorer or any other supported browser


  • Download the new Indian Rupee font from third party website and install it on Xcelsius Designer machine (where the dashboard will be developed/designed) and on each client machine that will display the dashboard. (e.g. Rupee Foradian.ttf can be downloaded from )
  • Once the font is installed on the computer, it can be used as a regular font. You can set to use this font globally in Xcelsius, by setting from File > Document Properties > Use Global Font, or individually for each component (whereever applicable) by modifying its font properties from Properties > Appearance > Text.
  • For further reading about Fonts in Xcelsius, please refer section "Understanding fonts in Xcelsius 2008" on page 58/400 in Xcelsius 2008 User Guide. (attached here in Reference Section)

Note (Limitations):

  • The new Rupee font is not yet approved by Unicode consortium. As long as the new symbol is not encoded into unicode standard, it can not be used universally.
  • The font only displays as a Character type, not Currency type. Thus, one can not do mathematical operations using the font in Excel cells.
  • SAP currently does not provide input methods or fonts which cover the Rupee symbol and nor has any suggestions, which input methods or fonts can be used. Further, SAP does not endorse or support fonts provided by third party sites.
  • SAP recommends to postpone usage of the new symbol until the character and its code point have been formally released with Unicode standard.
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